Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What are you giving your life to?


So many are caught up with what really amounts to little things: working a job, raising kids, planning for retirement. This kind of life strikes me as so incredibly small, lacking in any sense of weightiness. Why bother? At the end of it all, what do you have? Is it worth all the grief?

Jesus calls us to something much bigger: being involved in His rescue of the world. When this is the organizing principle of our lives, we may do the same sorts of things that others do, but these tasks are transformed. So, the purpose of the job is transformed. The goal of raising the kids is transformed. And life after the job (aka ‘retirement’) is transformed. We were made for bigger things than the American Dream. When we get to the end and even as we are in the midst of it all, there is this conviction, ‘This life is worth living. Yes, the grief is worth enduring.’

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