Doing Ones Duty in Love
NCW 25, November 1995
Q. At times living the Gospel life can seem very boring and mundane and I often wonder if I'm not doing something wrong. Shouldn't everything we do in Christ be one of joy?
Yes, it should. Somebody once said, paraphrasing, that we can easily achieve perfection doing obscure and common duties by infusing these duties with love. We have actually no right to be bored or to call simple tasks "mundane". If we were to simply inject love into them, the "mundane" would become delightful, holy and satisfying.
There was once a woman who wanted to show her love for the Saviour. The only thing she could think of doing was washing His feet with her tears and hair. She received one of the most beautiful blessings and commendations from the Son of Elohim (God) that any woman has received.
There was once a woman who put in the equivalent of a nickel into the tithing chest while others were putting in small fortunes. Yah'shua (Jesus) said that because she did it with love, because it was all she had, she would enter the Kingdom of Heaven before those who put in vast sums without love or sacrifice.
Every situation you find yourself in has a purpose. Every situation is pregnant with possibility. No matter what the situation is, you have the opportunity to fill your corner of the universe with divine love and change it into something incomparable. So why not do it?
The trouble is that we like to measure and compare. We want to do what others are doing when we should be wanting to do what Elohim (God) wants us to do.
Too many people have left simple, honourable professions for the big lights in order to do something more "worthwhile", as they suppose. But that which is most worthwhile is consistently shown to be that which brings glory to Elohim (God); and that which brings glory to Elohim (God) is to fill our little portion of the world with love and light.
So find out what your call is and do it to the best of the ability. Fill that environment with love until it is overflowing. And when it is overflowing, Elohim (God) will give you something else to fill with love -- you can be sure of it!
Lammanais said: "I say to you truly, the heart of him who loves is a paradise on earth; he has God in himself, for Elohim (God) is love." And Viscount Samuel said: "In the end men love better that for which they have made sacrifices than that through which they have enjoyed pleasures." I can think of no better advice.
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