Work As Worship

every-good-endeavorAaron Armstrong is currently reading Tim Keller’s book, Every Good Endeavor. His teaser made me want to read the book. Maybe you will want to read it too. Here is a snippet. Armstrong writes:

He [Keller] reminds us that work is “one of the ways we discover who we are, because it is through work that we come to understand our distinct abilities and gifts, a major component in our identities” (p. 38).

So author Dorothy Sayers could write, “What is the Christian understanding of work?. . . [It] is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties . . the medium in which he offers himself to God.”

In other words, a Christian understanding of work leads you to see your work as an act of worship.

Armstrong then ask, “How might our weeks look different if we grasped that concept? That rather than being a drudgery or a necessary evil, work is one of our chief expressions of worship and imaging our Creator?”

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