Is that any of your business?

Often called the “father of modern missions,” William Carey repaired and sold shoes by trade before going to India.

Carey kept a map of India in his shop, and he would often stop to study and pray over it during his work day. Sometimes his preaching ministry resulted in his shoe business suffering from a lack of his attention. One day a friend scolded him for neglecting his business.

“Neglecting my business?” responded Carey. “My business is to extend the kingdom of God. I only cobble shoes to pay expenses.”

What is your business?