Every Friday our team recommends five thought-provoking articles from the past week that touch on issues of faith, justice, activism, purpose, calling, risk, or failure.
Consider this your curated weekend reading list.
by Nick Bilton
“There was something to be said for the idea that we should do our best at whatever job we take on. This should be the case, not because someone else expects it. Rather, as I want to teach my son, we should do it because our jobs, no matter how seemingly small, can have a profound effect on someone else’s life; we just don’t often get to see how we’re touching them.”
“But some this September will for the first time not be experiencing “the first day of school,” a day that has been an annual rite for them for most of their lives. This can be jarring and disappointing and rightly mourned. But take heart: just because schooling comes to an end doesn’t mean learning should.”
“Building mutual, loving relationships with people who are different from you and then using your power and privilege to advocate on their behalf is frequently full of setbacks, and rarely lends itself well to Twitter and Facebook. If you Love the Poor for the sake of the Favs and RTs, it will destroy you.”
by Megan Webb
“What a gift to see the sacredness in the slow growth of life, the beauty in waking up, knowing that today will probably be very similar to yesterday, and being completely pleased with that possibility.…