quote, and continued reflection on purpose

The following quote spoke to me today.

“If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise   in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday!” -Isaiah Ben Amoz

Today I attended a scheduled meeting of a professional association to which I belong.  Each meeting features a speaker on a topic that would be of  interest to the group.  Prior to my arriving I was not aware of the topic or the name of the scheduled speaker.  As it turns out the topic was leadership.  The speaker’s goal and that of his colleagues is  to create a coalition of leaders within the business community thereby fostering  “systemic global prosperity.”

Our speaker talked about exploring our authentic selves and doing the work that ignites the spark in us.  He believes that “money is a measure of how many people you serve.”  The more money we have, the greater our individual reach.  When we intentionally pursue more earnings than we as individuals need then we are free to give to others.

Did someone call this guy in advance?  Did he somehow stumble onto my blog post from yesterday?  Irony or grace?

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