“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
One commentator has boiled this passage down into three commands:
- Don’t seek after the limelight. Be content to be “little and unknown, loved and prized by Christ alone.”
- Mind your own business instead of butting into other people’s affairs.
- Be self-supporting. Don’t be a parasite or a “moocher”, sponging off others.
That is my goal: to be “little and unknown.” I think of my friends at Homestead Heritage and how their lives seem to follow these three rules. Much to think about today.