Witness at the Workplace
by Danny Tariman
“It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.” – (Matthew 24:46-47)
You are on Facebook. Or maybe exchanging text messages on your phone. That’s why you forgot your task at hand. Suddenly, your boss arrives. He asks you, “How’s the job I assigned to you?” You freeze. You have no answer. You are at a loss. You are caught red-handed!
Can you relate? My friend, as witnesses for Christ in the workplace, we have to work diligently on the tasks assigned to us. We have to make sure that we give our best, as if working for the Lord. The Bible says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23). In the preceding verse, the Bible tells us to “obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord” (Colossians 3:22). I believe that when we give our best at work, even when our bosses are not looking over our shoulders, they will be pleased with us. Soon, they will promote us and put us in charge of bigger responsibilities.
Reflection: Are you giving your best in your workplace? Are you making your boss happy?
Prayer: Lord, please forgive me for not giving my best at work. Please grant me the grace to work with all my heart to the best of my ability. Amen.
[This relfection was first published in Didache Aug 30, 2018, and was read in “Gabay” at Radio Varitas 846]