“I am passionate about ______________.”


I’m passionate about my job. Once upon a time I would’ve used the word career, but that’s not it. I’m passionate about the task set in front of me, about knuckling down and crossing things off lists and learning a new world of professional priorities and lingo. I am not passionate about grabbing elbows or schmoozing or networking in the hollow sense, but I’ve found that really caring about the job you have will get you farther than any of the above.

I am passionate about place. I love places; I could fall in love with anywhere if I tried hard enough. I want to see as many places, small and large, significant and insignificant, as I possibly can.

I am passionate about children, and I want desperately for children in this country, who will never start life all on an equal footing, to have access to an education truly, vitally capable of leveling the field. To me, that’s the essential promise of the American dream.

I am passionate about the mystery of faith, and I am passionate about Christ, and I don’t care so much about marketing Him to people as I do about immersing myself in Him. I hope that people around me will see the difference.

From She Reads Truth’s This is the Bible study:

We are the aroma of Christ. Not peddlers of a way of life. Not salespeople for a system of beliefs. We are those commissioned by God to transform the very air in which we live, not because of who we are but because of who He is.

And here’s Madeleine L’Engle on the same topic:

We  do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.

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