Ask Kate and Colby: Do I Need To Do Big Things For God?

Today's question comes from Sara, who is working out how to handle a message she carries with her from her time in a traditional evangelical upbringing. Sara really just feels compelled to live what she calls a simple life: raise great kids, take care of the land she feels fortunate to live on, love the hell out of her husband. But she struggles with the narrative of the "epic Christian" life—one that so many of us have been told our own lives should resemble. Sell everything, go into missions, serve 19 times a week at church—do BIG things for God! How can we reframe our understanding of "big" and "small" things, and the value they each have when it comes to how we live our lives?

Matthew Blake