Archive for July, 2010
I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.
– Ephesians 4:1
For the optimism that comes from knowing that I’ve got the promise of the Almighty as my protection, I pray
The French philosopher Voltaire once defined optimism as ‘the mania of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched.’ Some people are blessed with an upbeat personality that allows them to view life through rose-colored glasses and ‘make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.’ But even sunny-souled people can’t ward off all the shadows, certainly not forever, not without a sure word for an omnipotent God.
– Robert J. Morgan
The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good
To follow you is to move beyond ego-trips. It means coping with the business of life without trampling on others or making them suffer. There is a world here to be explored. To deny myself – to reach a point where my self is no longer the most important thing in the world; to be able to take a back seat comfortably; to be happy to listen; to accept without resentment the diminishments that come to me through time or circumstances.
Games developed for Facebook raised $1.5 million for the World Food Program in five days. America’s UPS, working with TNT, the Dutch express parcel company, and Agility, the global logistics company, transported almost 2,000 metric tons of food and 15,000 metric tons of supplies daily. Digicel, the largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean transferred instant credit through its mobile phone network to two million Haitians, many of whom didn’t have access to their banks. And a customized Google application centralized information about missing persons. Rather than simply rushing to offer donations, these companies engaged in ‘full-on’ humanitarianism.
– Robert Greenhill
The Corporate Response to Haiti from The Wall Street Journal
People who have discovered their calling and choose to bring it to their work tend to be phenomenally energized about what they do.
– Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro
Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life’s Calling