“There are no small parts, only small actors” goes the old theater adage, meaning that all parts are vital to the production of a play. In the same way, all roles–great or small, visible or invisible–are vital to the life of the church. During the 1600’s, there was a French monk named Brother Lawrence who served in his monastery’s kitchen for his entire life. Near the end of decades of washing dishes, Lawrence wrote a book reflecting on his years of ministry called The Practice of the Presence of God. In this book, Lawrence describes the importance of all work, for all work can be done as an act of fellowship with God and to his glory (cf. Col. 3:23). Oh, that we would have the same mindset when serving God, not focused on the outward importance of our work but rather on serving God whole-heartedly!