Are we really willing to suffer for our passion?

John 18:1-19:42. It is finished

For quite a while, passion has been a buzzword related to careers. It is claimed that for those with passion, work will be fun; it won’t feel like work at all.

However, passion, like love, should be viewed more than as an emotion. It should be a manifestation of commitment-action, to be responsible for one’s insights and judgements. Christ provides a model – passion manifested through suffering through what He knows would be for the common good.

Perhaps the appropriate career question is not “is this work my passion?” Rather, it is “am I very willing to grit through the requirements of my work?”

Jesus walked His talk when it came to His passion. Are we willing to do so? If not, then maybe we are not really passionate at all.

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 105: APRIL 15, 2022]

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