Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A thought for today.

Thinking yesterday about opportunities for doing good. A couple posts ago, a list of 100 things displayed ideas that any of us could seek to do on any given day. Proactive things, things you plan and commit to do beforehand. But what about the specially chosen opportunities that God gives you—just you, and no one else—to do good? What about those divine ideas that flutter around your mind's screen door waiting to be let in? Have you ever stepped out the screen door to follow one? Do you shoo them away because you have errands to run or habits to obey?

We aren't all called to be nuns and preachers and Third World missionaries, but we do all have missions to accomplish in our own stations. There are moments of grace that come to you that don't come to me and vice versa——moments and opportunities chosen especially for you from which you can gain or provide another's gain. Like Rhonna. She didn't have to help us. This opportunity was hers alone, given to utilize her talent for someone else. We're the lucky beneficiaries of her positive choice. Cool, huh?

Or ... maybe we miss it. Maybe we ignore it or don't see it for what it is. Perhaps another's good rests within our own powers, and we do nothing. That's the worst, isn't it? To do nothing?

If you're up for it, here's a good thought to think for today:

"Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach."
-William Ellery Channing

1 comment:

motherof2 said...

Amen! God is always watching and pleasing Him is what counts. It was just today that I was thinking its so easy to put off doing good because of any number of excuses..Im too busy, that would be bring me down, I cant commit right now, etc..But God whispers in our ears..Matt. 11:28-30
Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.