Jasmine Mullen Stars in Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors”

Posted: April 29, 2010 in Devotionals, Notices

My daughter Jasmine is the only girl in our family…well there is Nicole of course, but she’s a woman. Come to think of it, Jasmine is basically a woman now too. Nowhere is that more evident than when she takes the stage. I can’t believe this child sprung from my loins. She must have gotten all her talent from her mother because I can’t for the life of me figure out how she got so good… so fast! Granted my dad is also an actor. He’s been at it for something like 40 years. But jasmine has that easy grace that makes you almost wish you could act… she makes it look easy, and fun. Pop, my dad, always said that the “really great ones” are all like that. They make the work they are doing seem so effortless that any old Joe Schmoe thinks he can get up and do the same job just as well. But having known my dad, and seen good and terribly bad actors, I know that it takes a lot of hard work and then a lot of just…well… giftedness. None of us can gift ourselves, so it’s silly to take credit for the special understanding we have about a subject or endeavor that others do not. And I guess that is the crux of why I’m so proud of Jasmine… she’s become a picture of the gospel just by being faithful to the gift she’s been given. In the same way we cannot save ourselves… but we can do our best, to do our best in accordance with that great gift. So, Good job Jasmine! Works are a trap. Work is a gift. You have shown us all how to use work… as worship. Thanks baby girl.

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