The other night before bedtime, I was reading the Gospel Luke and trying to make a connection between increased faith and getting our work done. From Luke 17:
“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’
It occurred to me that the human psyche has a habit of thinking it has done enough. “Did my job, good to go,” kind of attitude. However, was Jesus pointing out that this can indirectly lead to a feeling of unworthiness?
Christ Jesus lived a faith that reflected a worthiness of God’s great goodness, ever blessing us with health, joy, and courage. I think I’ll aim to do more than what is “required” or “expected” by human beings, and with great faith work for my God-given goodness.