“I have a passion for…”

I am slow to process this kind of language.

It can be anything from “I have a strong God-given holy desire to accomplish something to the glory of God” to “I am spiritualizing, baptizing my extraordinary aspirations without regard to prudence or counsel.”

It also seems very … modern to think chiefly in terms of adventurous desire, without speaking much of duty or stewardship or domestic plodding or ordinary, quiet, hard, painful paths of sanctification and investment in the kingdom of God.

Faithfulness sounds boring to the modern ear:

“Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” (1 Timothy 2:15)