The whole impeachment news is so compelling, I haven't caught up with my blog.
Amazing, what's going on,
Today's gospel from Luke (the usually compassionate gospel) tells 'believers' that they are like 'slaves'--what a horrible comparison, and shouldn't expect acknowledgement for what they do since what they do is what they're called to do--be loving, generous and open to the needs of others.
And that's the truth.
The idea that 'everyone gets a trophy' has created a generation of folks who think they are 'entitled', whether they have succeeded or not.
I had one person tell me how she used to run a Science Fair and give three ribbons until parents told her everyone should get a ribbon.
Another person told me how, in her office, folks show up 'expecting' to be promoted and treated with respect even if they didn't know how to do their jobs.
I am 'magna cum laude' and Phi Beta Kappa.
I earned that, just as I earned my four degrees.
And I didn't feel like I deserved any praise. It was just 'what I did'.
We all need to 'do' what we are called to do.
And expect no praise.
It is simply our calling.
Be loving, generous and open to the needs of others.
A prayer I often say before a Eucharist is this: "God, open our hearts to your love, our minds to the Truth and our lives to those in need."
No acknowledgement or praise needed.
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