Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For free?

Recently, I once again watched the Dark Knight (after the kids were in bed of course). There was a statement that I thought was very profound made by the Joker, "If you are good at something, you never do it for free."

Intereting isn't it? When we have something that we have talent for, we typically try to find ways to make money off of it. Not in any major senses, but we desire to find ways to make a little more here and a little more there. It starts when we are young when grandma needs the lawn mown and we ask, "How much will you give me?" And it continues as we negotiate salaries, etc.

What happened to service of our neighbor? What happened to Jesus' new command in John 13 to love one another, even to the point of washing the disciples feet. What ways can we serve our neighbor for their need and find opportunities to witness our faith? What skills do I have that can be used in God's kingdom? Who can I serve? And frankly, the world tells us to get money, but our Lord reminds us to do it for free!

1 comment:

Josh Schroeder said...

All good and well, but Paul didn't give away his tents for free, did he? We should not be greedy, but that doesn't mean we are called to do everything for free, either.