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Why Do I Hate Vacuuming?

Vacuuming is boring. It’s indoors. But mowing the lawn is exciting. It’s outdoors. There’s danger! Context is everything.

By Sam ChanThursday 10 Nov 2022Christian LivingReading Time: 2 minutes

I hate vacuuming. But I love mowing the lawn.

But aren’t they the same action?

Yes, but vacuuming is boring. It’s indoors.

But mowing the lawn is exciting. It’s outdoors. There’s danger. You can lose a toe while mowing the lawn!

Context is everything.

The same actions have a totally different meaning once we change the context.

It’s the same with our life.

Every day we do the same thing. We eat, sleep, pay the bills.

But what if we change the context?

We now do everything – not for ourselves – but for Jesus.

Our mundane actions now have a totally different meaning. They’re now part of God’s purpose for this universe.

And who knows what Jesus is going to do with what we do?

Because with Jesus, we don’t just lose a toe, we lose our whole life.

That’s true danger.

Now … if Jesus could only make doing the laundry more exciting!

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Luke 9:23-25

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people Ephesians 6:7


Article supplied to 96five with thanks to Espresso Theology.

About the Author: Sam is a theologian, preacher, author, evangelist, ethicist, cultural analyst and medical doctor.

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