Does God care how you work?
In your lifetime, you’ll do only one more thing than sleep — work. Does God care how you do it?
Good questions while looking toward Labor Day weekend. And The High Calling offers some fresh insights.
“There is hardly a human occupation that does not in some way involve being a coworker, a cocreator with God,” writes Dave Williamson on the Texas-based site. “We are sharing in God’s work. We are expressing God’s image in our work.”
Williamson’s thoughtful article shows satisfying depth on the topic. He notes that “vocation” comes from vocare, or “to call.” He adds that the Hebrew avodah means both “work” and “worship,” suggesting that our attitude toward work points to our attitude toward God.
In other essays:
- Minister Gordon Atkinson relates a biblical parable to the duties of mid-management.
- Artist-theologian Ginger Geyer reveals that even one’s own work can take a form that surprises the artist.
- Medical clinic director John Willome shares how he once took an easy job rather than one he believed he was meant for.
- Journalist Debra Klingsporn tells how forgiveness from her boss made her a better worker.
Some articles, of course, are better than others. One writer uses words like “bedraggled” and “entreat.” Her ideas are fresh, but the terms are canned.
The cleanly designed, quick-loading site is generous with back articles and podcast files — 3,000 items total. A quick “tour” gives highlights and acquaints you with how the site is built. The “Browsing Tools” is especially handy, helping you search by tag, author or content.