This article really challenged me to think through what I say about work as I speak to groups and individuals about a biblical view of work.
The author, Mike Leite, suggests that much or the current writing about work and faith is overly positive. “What happened to acknowledging the fact that sometimes work is just plain hard?” he asks.
He concludes with the following statement:
“While I understand the motive in helping those in our churches find fulfilment in their work (we do spend a huge chunk of our time working!), for many this is hard to find. If you do enjoy your job and find great fulfilment in it, praise God! Thankfulness should be the response. However, finding fulfilment in our work is not the biblical imperative—being faithful is. In this regard, our daily work does matter, for we are called to be faithful to Christ in all things, which includes our job.”
The whole article is well worth reading for anyone wanting to speak pastorally into the reality of daily work for many people.
Murray Wright (February, 2016)