Sparks of God

The Stoics were a group of philosophers in ancient Greece. One of their great beliefs was that there was a spark of God in every living creature. The Sceptics – another group of Greek philosophers – laughed at this concept and asked the Stoics if they really believed God was in worms and dungbeetles. The Stoic’s response was: ‘Why not? Can’t an earthworm serve God? Is it only commanders who are good soldiers? Can’t an ordinary soldier also give his life for his country?
It reminds me of that wonderful verse from the Bible that says: ‘Let’s go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.’ God only calls us to be what we are created to be, and God blesses us according to how well we fulfil it.

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