MOM: The Soul of Ministry IV

The Czechoslovakian philosopher, playwright, poet, political dissident and former president of the free Czech Republic Vaclav Havel is known for sharing these words, "the secret of man is the secret of his responsibility." What he meant was that nobody arrives in the world complete, instead we grow and mature as we engage the world around us. He thinks that the highest and most human action is a response to whatever or whoever is behind the world and life itself. Incredibly Interestingly, Havel without using theological terms makes a strong point for understanding the "call" of God on someone’s life. Havel recognizes, responsibility as a form of action intention and that is what Christian vocation or calling is all about. It is the action-intention of carrying out functions God the Father has called for you and I to perform for His great name sake.

Jesus explains it in these terms, . . . . “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. John 5:17-20 (NIV)

One thing certain about action-intention when a person takes responsibility for what God has called for others may disagree, find it difficult to fathom, and or think that you are simply out of touch. however, I believe that when a person has the Mindset to take responsibility to perform ( by any means necessary) Godly actions, I call that the Soul of Ministry. What do you call it?

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R.D. Rogers

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Practical Theology & Family Studies

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