The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5-6)
Monday, January 20, 2014
Call of Duty | Call of Love
With duty, one does only what one has to do. With love, one can never do enough.
W. Paul Jones, from Becoming Who God Wants You to Be
With your Spirit’s help I try to be faithful to my responsibilities and obligations.
Duty is a worthy virtue, but I occasionally serve it up with a side dish of resentment, even martyrdom. Duty relishes a “thank you” note.
Can the call of duty be replaced with the call of love?
That’s my prayer: to act out of love, not merely obligation. Give me a genuine desire to help...to act or serve reflexively...not counting the cost...with no need for appreciation.
In your name, Amen.
Posted by George Habel
Labels: Duty, God's Love, Service