Read the poem and discuss the following questions:
"Father, where shall I work today"
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed me out a tiny spot,
And said, “Tend that for me.”
I answered quickly, 'Oh, no, not that.
Why, no one would ever see,
No matter how well my work was done.
Not that little place for me!'
And the word He spoke, it was not stern,...
Art thou working for them or me?
Nazareth was a little place,
And so was Galilee.”
Meade MacGuire, “Father, Where Shall I Work Today?” in Best-Loved Poems of
the LDS People, comp. Jack M. Lyon and others (1996), 152
- Some residents may feel they do not have an important responsibility for what happens in their apartment. After reading the poem, how can your actions impact your roommates in meaningful ways?
- What are practical, meaningful ways you can serve your roommates?
- Zion is a people who are united, righteous, and caring. Share one thing you and your roommates can do today that would make "your spot" Zion.