BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Ching Ning Chu in THICK FACE BLACK HEART

“When one’s duty is performed with a sense of detachment, the very work performed becomes a sacrifice and therefore a worship to our Maker. What do I mean by detachment? Because we are made of flesh, it is necessary to receive a monetary reward to support our life. Being overly concerned with the reward will never enhance the outcome of our work but instead will interfere with our performance. When an archer’s eye is on the prize rather than the bull’s-eye, he surely will miss the bull’s-eye as well as the prize.

What do I mean by sacrifice? Sacrifice is an act of offering – offering our labor to the One who grants us the ability to act. We perform our work without the attachment to self-gratification. Just adopting this attitude, our efforts become a sacrifice to our Maker. Thus, the sacrifice serves as worship.

Treating your work as sacrifice and worship will not lessen your compensation. Whatever reward we deserve will come to us. In fact, this attitude will transform the ordinary task to something sacred. It will enhance your performance and lead to greater compensation.”

Chin-Ning Chu, in “Thick Face, Black Heart”

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