There is a time to celebrate and a time to work on our vocations

John 12:1-11. You always have the poor with you, but you don’t always have me

I’ve met volunteers and social entrepreneurs that have mentioned how they are at the brink of burning out. When we talk about social innovators who dare solve our society’s most wicked problems, burning out is a very high risk.

Maybe the gospel for today is a reminder that there is indeed time to rest and to celebrate within a proper context. Living one’s vocation need not be a suicidal mission; it could be similar to the mythical heroes’ journey, filled with challenges and setbacks, but also rest and celebration.

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 101: APRIL 11, 2022]

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