... When I was younger, I wrongly viewed some kinds of work as more important than others. On other occasions in my life, in the name of Jesus, I have drifted to the perilous edge of workaholism, conveniently making an idol out of my work and excusing it for faithfulness. For way too long, I did not see work as an essential component of a broader, robust theology of Christian calling nor did I see how the gospel is intended to transform the marketplace. I failed to grasp that a primary stewardship of my pastoral work was to assistant and encourage others to better connect their Sunday faith with the practices of their Monday work. I continue to wrestle with this question: do I give “minority attention" to what most of us do the majority of our time.
This week we continue to explore our understanding of work through our understanding of our Christian vocation in general. The word, “vocation", simply means”calling." This week we will follow-up on Sunday's message as we reflect together on Job #1— our vocation— and Job #2 the current location for our vocation.