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Church Worker

Church Worker
by Danny Tariman

“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household…? Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so.” (Matthew 24:45a,46)

It was already the third meeting we had for an events project.

After two months and past two planning sessions, a committee coordinator, up to that third meeting, has not given yet a concrete plan for his working group.

I was very unhappy of what was happening. I know this work is on voluntary basis but this is not for anyone else. We are all doing this for the Lord!

We are servants of the Lord. We are church workers.

I was so exasperated, but with prayers and grace from the Lord, I was able to maintain my composure. And even trying to put a smiling face.

Today’s Gospel reminds us to be faithful in our service to our Lord. We have to be committed. We have to do what is expected of us, especially when we work with a team, so that others who are waiting for our output is not jeopardized. We have to give our best!

Unfaithfulness takes many forms: absence from meetings, not doing an assigned task, not replying to emails or text messages, or even coming-in late to service.

The Word of God is very clear about this: blessed is that servant whom He finds doing his job.

Let us give our best in our service. Not only in Church, but even in workplace. Ephesians 6:5,6 says “be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ, not only when being watched, as currying favor, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart”

Reflection: Are you giving your best to meet the expectations of your leader or boss?

Prayers: Lord, please forgive me for not giving my best. Grant me the grace to be faithful to You and to Your Word. Amen.

Meeting Commitments

Meeting Commitments
by Danny Tariman

“When you make a promise… don’t fail to keep it, since [God] isn’t pleased with fools. Keep what you promise” (Eccl 5:4)

I was staring at the “Inbox” of my email, checking the latest mail arrival.

I was reviewing the incoming mails line-by-line, when suddenly I was struck by a previous e-mail with the subject “Meeting Commitments”.

It actually contains the items that all parties in the meeting agreed to do for our project – the formatting of the status report, the updating of the project timeline, the submission required documents, etc.

It occurred to me that one of the items that had been agreed upon – a simple re-formatting of the report – was not done. The report should have mentioned the over-all status in terms of percentage completion.

In a meeting earlier in the day, the Project Manager pointed out that the latest Minutes of Meeting was not reformatted as discussed and agreed upon.

Suddenly I got another perspective of ‘Meeting Commitments’.

The “commitments we had agreed to do in our meeting” became “fulfilling commitments.”

As a Christian worker, we should be witnesses for Christ in our workplace.

A simple pledged action should be acted on and fulfilled, no matter how simple the task maybe.

We should be doing our work for the LORD, no matter how menial the job is.

The Bible is very clear about this: “whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. (1 Cor 10:31).

We should work as if doing it for the Lord. Ephesian 6:7 says “rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.”

I pray that you will continue to shine in your workplace – as a Christian worker, as a Christian witness.