Friday, March 5, 2021

A Hidden Life

...for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. George Eliot

Let's live a hidden life in 2021, of faithfulness to the will of God. Last weeks sermon on Colossians 1 detailed this succinctly - be busy with good works. Strive to know him more than you did. Rely on his strength to face whatever comes your way. And give glad thanks to the Father for all he has done. 

Our seemingly little impact in the world, is in fact, pretty spectacular - future generations will look back on our unvisited tombs and the "unremarkable" way we lived, and not realize the debt they owe to our faithfulness. Because we rarely live like we know that the way we live matters now - and will matter later - to those we'll never meet. I think it was maybe Mother Teresa (or was it Martin Luther King Jr?) who challenged people to do small things with great love. It doesn't have to be amazing in the worlds eyes, it just has to be the right thing in that moment - that's how needs both great and small are met.

I'm thinking this coming year is going to be one that will call us to greatness, through unhistoric acts, done with great love. Here's to living a hidden life in 2021 🥂

(Posted to fb Jan 1, 2021)

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