Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quote of the Week ~ Job versus Work

I am still (slowly) making my way through Belden C. Lane's The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. I'm enjoying it greatly, even as I read it in bits and pieces. Here is something to ponder from the chapter "A Reflection on Work."

The jobs of people in ministry suggest their being "in control" of sacred things. Yet the monk, the priest, the teacher never do more than skirt the truth. They mask as much as they reveal. For them, the need to distinguish their jobs from their work is absolutely necessary; otherwise they run the risk of idolatry. I love my job, but I do it well only so long as it remains secondary to something else.

So, regardless of your vocation, what is that 'something else' for you?

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