Do the Good in Front of You

Saturday mornings can be rough. The weekend is starting, and there are 48 hours in front of me. What do I do with them? The problem isn’t so much “what do I need to do?” (that list is usually long, clear and urgent), but “what should I do?” There are so many options: things that are immediate (walk the dog, clean up the kitchen, bang out any work that didn’t get done over the workweek…) and things that are more speculative: maybe I should go volunteer at the soup kitchen or have a long talk with my Mom or learn how to play the guitar?

Ephesians 2:10 (I am reading through some New Testament “highlights” with some friends this summer) seems to have at least some of the answers:

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)

“Do the good in front of you” seems to sum up the idea. God made us to do good, and in some mysterious way, that “good” is already in front of us. We just need to pay attention and walk into it.
Anyway, that is what I am going to try to do today.

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