How well does your team celebrate your work?
When the younger son came home from the depths of his despair, the father celebrated.
And this made the older brother mad. Real mad. He was the one who obeyed. He was the one who stayed and worked. Why didn’t he even get a goat to have a party with his boys?
The father told the older son his emphAsis was on the wrong syllAble.
Work and obedience were good, but they came from celebrating the relationship he had with the father. All the father had was his. He could have a party every night if he wanted to.
As you live out the mission of God through your work, don’t forget to celebrate. Celebrate your relationship with God. Celebrate your mission. Celebrate the relationships you have with each other.
Celebrate with those who are around you. Who work with you and for you.
And you’ll find the work is more enjoyable.
How can you celebrate the work today?
This series is taking a look at the parables of Jesus and how they apply to our leadership situations. Today’s reading is Luke 15:11-32.