Always Go Beyond What Is Required

In my life, I’ve always operated under the “Always go beyond what is required” philosophy. The primary reason I adopted the former philosophy was because of a passage I read in the holy bible, “If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.” — Matthew 5:40-42

Be a giver… Be a servant… with a smile in your face. The privilege to do God’s work is a gift indeed..

Your employer, friends and family need the very best out of you. Celebrate them and give thanks to God for the opportunity! It’s a true blessing to be able to serve them with excellence through our actions, behaviors, and outputs. The Lord wants us to use our gifts to serve others for God’s glory. If your boss asks you to produce 10, gladly give her 12. If you see injustice, be the first one to speak up and defend the oppressed. If your dad needs you one day, make yourself available for four days. The same goes to your mother in her old age.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news. It’s hope, it’s about others and God not you or me. Remember: Always go beyond what is required.  We must be a people who love others as Jesus loved us, unconditionally. The mystery of the evangel is revealed by those who intensively and repeatedly do good, always going beyond the call of duty.

The work we do and the lifestyle we have are to glorify God above all things. Give, serve, smile… God loves you.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.