Categories: HomiliesPublished On: November 8th, 2022Tags: , 236 words7.2 min read
And Any Other Assigned Task

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And Any Other Assigned Task

Anyone who has been employee recognizes that statement. It is usually found at the end of Job Descriptions. Your employer has thought of everything they want you to do but just in case they forgot something they are covered by including: … and any other assigned task.

Seems kind of unfair. But we recognize we are all human and make mistakes. There may be such tasks that you will have to do in the future. I imagine this leads to another phrase: you need to wear many hats in your position. In other words, you will be given different and varied assignments even if they were not in your original job description.

Being a disciple of Christ requires you to wear many hats. St Paul claims he must be everything to everybody to bring the gospel message to all people. How’s that for a job description?

It is true, being a disciple is not easy, you don’t always see your just rewards, and you seldom receive any appreciation. Except for hope in eternal life. Our reward is not here on earth but with God in heaven forever. That alone makes it all worth it.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen