"Well done"

Familiar to all Bible students is the parable of the talents, in which the faithful servant who made wise use of his talents wins from his master the words of commendation, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

"Well done"! What a world of meaning lies in those two short words! Who, as a child, has not felt a glow of satisfaction when they have come from the lips of a teacher or an admired older person, in praise of a difficult accomplishment? With the advent of maturity, who has not striven to merit the same words of approval from friends, from associates, and from the world in general? But often in human experience the longed-for "Well done" is not readily forthcoming, and one finds oneself in a world all too indifferent to one's strivings for recognition. If, on the other hand, one wins a goodly measure of worldly acclaim, the sound of human praise may soon become empty and meaningless. Thus men may learn to reach out for a higher goal in spirituality and find a truly satisfying reward.

"My Father's business"
July 29, 1939

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