Every good and perfect gift comes with it a responsibility.
That is, everything that we’ve been given – our talents, our provision, our access, our health, our imagination – bear with them an ability to respond to a particular call to work.
Here’s the catch. We don’t get to decide what we get. We also shouldn’t let other people decide what we’re supposed to do. A large part of the journey of life is the discovery of the gifts we have, and a discovery of the work they call us to.
As always, work here is not defined simply as the thing we do to get a paycheck. More often than not the most important work is not really valued in the market. No, work is more than what we do for money. Work is what we do so that we, our relationships, and the world around us, reflect the values we hold.
So what gifts have you been given? And what calling have you heard? It’s time to work.