Thursday, February 02, 2012

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Epiphany 5 - Year B

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no leg up. Likewise, if I focus healings, I am no farther ahead of anyone else. Whatever my claim to fame, it is a false comfort if I believe it.

What does benefit me by grounding me deeper in the reality of gifts, is simply using those at my disposal. When freely used, by me and for others, great common-wealth is generated.

Again, to do what I do for even the good cause of winning over someone, is to lose my focus. My best is simply my best, regardless of what its effectiveness for some other goal might be. An old song goes, “do what you do do well”. May you do do well and laugh at scatological humor and smile abundantly.
 

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