In the process of being worthy
Are we ever worthy of our positions, accolades, and recognitions?
If being worthy means being fully deserving, then this is tricky, because there are a lot of things beyond our control. And it’s highly possible that the rewards we may be enjoying are due to luck, or at least external forces may be more influential than our own personal agency.
Thus, there is indeed some merit to be found in the framing that we are always in the process of being worthy. It’s not about “fake it til you make it” but “work it until you’re worth it”.
The baseline is that we all deserve dignity. But move beyond dignity and to flourish means to work on bettering ourselves everyday. This iterative act will then make us truly worthy.
Matthew 8:5-17. Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed…
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-182: JULY 1, 2023]