What is it about the human condition that causes us to aspire to greatness, to fame, or to do some big thing?
"Only a few things are really important, and for those we have the promise of divine help: sitting in silence with the Master in order to hear His word and obey it in the ordinary life of duty -- for example, in being a good husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, or spiritual father or mother to those nearby who need protection and care -- humble work which is never on the world's list because it leads to nothing impressive on one's resume. As Washington Gladden wrote in 1879, 'O Master, let me walk with Thee/In lowly paths of service free...'"
Elisabeth Elliot in Keep a Quiet Heart
It would serve me well to ask myself, "Am I working for the Master, or am I working on my resume?" The answer to that question will determine how I live.