Passion. We know when we have it, and we know when we don’t. And we know it’s not something we can muster up when it just isn’t there.
We all go through times when we are stuck in a rut, merely going along with the status quo, possibly wanting to make a difference but with no idea where to start or motivation to think about it. Other times we’re not looking for anything in particular, but somehow something chooses us. Stumbling into passion that way feels like “eureka!” Suddenly we find the spark that was inside us all along, now freed to change the world.
Esther (Esther 4:13-14) changed from a docile follower of everybody’s advice to a passionate advocate for her people. The question “What if . . . for such a time as this?” is so powerful because it is a question. We don’t know until we act what our effect might be, but we do know that action is urgent.
This message is an excerpt from “Faith reflections: Discovering your passion” by Lee Ann Pomrenke in Café. Today we remember Thomas Cranmer, bishop of Canterbury, martyr, who died in 1556.
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