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DEVOTION//The most important job

DEVOTION//The most important job

Dr. Tony Campolo tells a wonderful story about his wife and the mother of his children.

His wife, Peggy, has chosen to stay home and give herself and all that she has to their two children. Meanwhile Campolo. A sought-after speaker, he has traveled to many parts of the globe. On those rare occasions when Peggy does travel with Tony, she finds herself engaged in conversations with some of the most accomplished, impressive, influential, sophisticated people in the world.


Peggy admits she finds herself feeling intimidated by the powerful and brilliant people she meets. Sometimes she questions her self-worth. 

Campolo related how he once told her, "Well, honey, why don't you come up with something you could say when you meet people that will let them know that you strongly value what you do and you feel that it is dramatically, urgent and crucial and important.

Not long after that, the Campolos were at a party when a woman said to Peggy in a rather condescending tone, "Well, my dear, what do you do?" 

Homo Sapien nurturer

Peggy told her, “I am nurturing two Homo Sapiens into the dominant values of the Judeo-Christian tradition in order that they might become instruments for the transformation of the social order…God envisioned from the beginning of time."

And the other woman said: "Oh, my. I'm just a lawyer."

Wife of noble character

“A wife of noble character … is worth far more than rubies,” Proverbs 31:10 says. One of the reasons such a wife is so valuable is because she “nurtures [the young] Homo Sapiens” in her home “in order that they might become instruments for the transformation” of a world of sinners into a world of saints. No wonder Proverbs 31 continues, “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her…” (31:29). Truly, “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” (31:30).

Mother's Day gratitude

On this Mothers’ Day, thank your mother -- and thank God -- for your Christian mother’s influence on your life. “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate” (31:31). She is a special gift from the God who has given us his Son so, one day, you can spend an eternity with her and all the saints in heaven.

Source: Thanks for the story about the Campolos to James Moore,