It is hardly surprising that Stevens and Ung propose love as the opposite of lust in the workplace pointing out that, whereas lust looks to be serviced, love serves: ?For people of faith, it is a ,,, universal human desire to be loved by God and to love God.?
The authors provide a challenging and helpful list of questions based in 1 Corinthians 13 adapted for the workplace:
- Are you willing to do small things, even when no one is watching?
- Do you look out for opportunities to show kindness to people who are usually ignored, shunned or overlooked?
- Do you rejoice with the success of colleagues or peers?
- Do you resist the temptation to draw attention to yourself?
- Do you treat everyone with respect and courtesy?
- Do you actively seek not to provoke other people?
- Do you consciously choose to frame things in a positive manner, giving your colleagues the benefit of the doubt (while not being blind to their foibles)?
- Do you restrain yourself from inflating other people?s faults or exposing their weaknesses in order to tear them down? [Read more…] about ?Taking you soul to work? ? Love: The greatest thing to give and receive (Chapter 12)