22 May 2010

Food for Thought - Stewardship

"There is a lad here,
which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes:
but what are they among so many?
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down.
Now there was much grass in the place.
So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks,
he distributed to the disciples,
and the disciples to them that were set down;
and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,
Gather up the fragments that remain,
that nothing be lost.
Therefore they gathered [them] together,
and filled twelve baskets
with the fragments of the five barley loaves,
which remained over and above unto them that had eaten."
~ John 6:9-13, KJV

I'd love it if you'd meander on over to Kitchen Stewardship and read the article "On Conscious Thought..."

...and share your thoughts. I've often heard the claim that all those little decisions we make throughout our days are neither here or there (what socks you choose to wear, shampoo or baking soda solution to wash our hair, mac and cheese versus potato soup for dinner, etc...) ...well, ...they just don't really impact our world, near or far. Neither do they matter much in the eternal scope of things. This author would not agree with that philosophy. I'd already been meditating on that very thought for several months when I came across her blog post. While I think there are obviously certain decisions that have more eternal weight and significance (salvation, marriage, etc.), I think the Lord has been teaching me that I can't begin to understand the impact or consequences of what seem to be simple and unimportant decisions. That truth impacts enormously daily life as a wife, mama and friend.

What about you? What do you think?

Painting by Teju Komolafe

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