I can picture it in my mind’s eye still. I bet you can too. The question asked a child by many a parent: Tell me, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Back then, now so many years ago for me, the answer at times came readily and, at other crossroads in life, seemed elusive. Perhaps it was the same for you.
At first, you wanted to be a super-hero. Down the road when things got a bit more serious maybe it morphed to becoming a policeman or doctor. For some, perhaps your answer was that you wanted to grow up to be a teacher or gymnast. For others, an inventor, an astronaut, or maybe even the President.
But each of these answers are all things that you do. Not what you are. Temporal verses eternal.
In the podcast episode that follows, author Michael Phillips provides keen insight into Jesus’ familiar parable of the talents. Within the story we find that what we want to become continues to serve as one of life’s most important and compelling questions. The haunting question that won’t go away…