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What We Do Every Day

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In one of his sonnets, Gerard Manley Hopkins writes about kingfishers. These birds catch fish he says. It's what they're made to do. Likewise, a dragonfly draws the fish to the surface. We can observe the purpose of both creatures through their actions. Purpose is built into action. Pluck a guitar string to hear its purpose. Ring a bell, and it will sing its name. Hopkins says, "What I do is me, for that I came."

Some people say they live for the weekend. Do they realize they are wishing away seventy percent of their lives?

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Don't work just to fund your leisure time. What we do every day and how we do it defines us and gives us purpose . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

(James 2:16-18)

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