Specialization Is For Insects

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author

Similarly in spiritual formation and practice, humans should be able to study, pray, lead a group, be led in a group, comfort others, be comforted, serve others, be served, lead worship, participate in worship, commune with God, honor those who are godly, be peacemakers, defend those weaker.

Dons’t leave it for the pastor. Don’t abdicate your power to others. Step up and take responsibility.

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