You and I were created to work. While we enjoy our times of relaxation there is a part of us that desires to do something productive with our lives. We get great satisfaction from a job well done.

One of the issues that we face as Christians is understanding how our jobs line up with God's grand restoration project for Creation. What does our job have to do with our vocation?

This is what Jonathan Storment ponders in this blog post.

“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” -John W. Gardner

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a successful business man and Highland Church member. We were talking about shared history and people that we both knew, and then we got on to the topic of vocation. And I asked my friend, does what we do on Sunday in worship connect to what you do in your job at all?

And my friend, being honest, said “No.”

Which is a shame…

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