Have you ever wondered why, in the Nativity story, a host of angels appeared to a bunch of shepherds, other than that, thousands of years later, shepherds would make a great addition to the figurine collection in a Nativity set? We don’t have a lot of shepherds in our societies today, and the average university student doesn’t embark upon a degree leading to Shepherding Management and Business Techniques, with a minor in Goats. Shepherds, in Jesus’ day, were the equivalent of office drones in ours, or retail clerks — hourly wage earners who put in long hours for little pay, receive little or no recognition for their skills, ambitions, intellect or cognitive abilities, and have no need to keep Linked In profiles because they’re not considered professionals, at all. They’re — in the world’s eyes — nobodies. Please read the rest at Worthless in the World’s Eyes, which is at my Commonsense Christianity blog at BeliefNet. I am not able to print the entire article here, and ask that you click through, especially if, like most people, you feel undervalued now and then. This article is linked to Nourishing Joy, Mama’s Story, Modest Mom, Life of Faith, Moms the Word, Mum Monday, Stitch by Stitch, Serendipity, Frugal Crafty Home, Life in Balance, Mopping the Floor, Thoughtful Spot, Wholehearted Home, Raising Homemakers, Walk in His Grace, A Wise Woman, My Joy Focused Life, Welcome Party, Mom Solutions, My Disorganized Life, Jennifer Dawn, Ducks in a Row, Lovely Ladies, Moonlight Mason, We Are That Family, I Choose Joy, Graced Simplicity, Hope in Every Season, Jenni Mullinix, Hearts for Home, Growing in Grace, Shine Blog Hop, Serving Joyfully, Blog Party, Over 50
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