In his short book “Monday Morning Success”, Hugh Whelchel from the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics helps us understand a transformed view of work by unpacking Jesus’ parable of the talents. One paragraph in particular really stood out to me, and I want to share it with you.
“If this parable is Jesus’ instruction on what we should be doing while the Master is away, what does it mean for us? Jesus is telling us that we have work to do here on earth while he is away. Many Christians today think that salvation is merely a bus ticket to heaven. And what they do while they wait for the bus to arrive doesn’t matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus came to usher in the kingdom of God. He has brought you from darkness into light for a purpose. You have a role to play in the kingdom of God – here and now.”
This begs the question …. do you clearly know the role you are to play, or are you just waiting for the bus?