I sometimes lose sight of this

So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.”

— Acts 6:2-3 (NRSV)

The community was growing. Needs were not being met. So, we see in Acts, how those in a position of leadership don’t just take on new responsibilities, that aren’t a part of their callings. They don’t dismiss the need. They go to the community and ask them to identify who is gifted and/or called to meet the need.  And it works! Later, it says the word of God spread and the community grew. The good news is that you don’t have to do all the things by yourself — in fact, you and those you work with will be better off if you stay in your lane and trust others to collaborate with you on the things that need to be done but aren’t for you to do.


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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