This unique “Parable” applies to more than the situations mentioned. It is all too descriptive of a much larger portion of our life today. Too often we are like the characters in the parable. Our priorities are messed up and we live with feelings we’ve set to an ultra-sensitive level. All too easily we ignore responsibility, shun accountability and rely on others to do the job.
It’s been said there are two kinds of people in the world today: (1) those who are willing to work, and (2) those who are willing to let them. It’s reflected in the 20-80 rule. 20% of the people do all of the work and make 80% of all the sales. Which group will master us?
Can we continue leaving the job to “Nobody.” Dare we any longer stay idle in facing the almost insurmountable obstacles at every level of our culture? Can we continue to leave the future in the hands of leaderless government? Can we allow the rich heritage and foundation of our great country to continue to crumble? Can we remain silent while corruption and crime steal precious values from us? Can we continue to live without vision, still unaware we are rushing toward another Noahic Flood? Can we carelessly close our eyes to the needs of so many around us, especially in their personal relation to God, or lack of it?
Today would be a great time to break the cycle.
Let’s stop being “Somebody, Everybody and Anybody.”
Let’s step up to today’s responsibility.
Let’s strongly embrace this moment’s opportunity.
I Corinthians 15:58 gives us great insight: “Therefore…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
Remember, “if not you, who? If not this, what? If not now, when?” If not here, where?
Till next time, Don Johnson, Kirby Pines Chaplain