GOD NEEDS ANTONIO

‘Tis God who gives the skill,
But not without [human] hands: [God] could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins
Without Antonio.
-George Eliot (woman poet/writer)

It is the strange paradox that our work is something we do; yet it is only a manifestation of God’s work in us, expressed in the Latin koan: orare est laborare est orare… to pray is to work is to pray…. “Work out your own salvation… for it is God who is at work in you…”*

*Philippians 2:12-13

Silence for Reflection…

–Kent Ira Groff © Adapted from Active Spirituality: A Guide for Seekers and Ministers  Permission to use; just cite the source. (LinkYourSpirituality.com)

 

(Kent Ira Groff is author of Energion title Clergy Table Talk.)