While not literal manna from heaven this is how has God chosen to meet our material needs. Individuals stewarding their talents and abilities allows for exchange which is the foundation of any properly functioning economy.
Vocation is not just a fancy Christian-ese word for “career.” It comes from the same root word for “vocal” or “advocacy,” which makes sense, as we often use the word “calling” interchangeably. God is calling us to do something.
When a job is not particularly exciting, it is so easy to miss the merit in the mundane. But there is merit. That seemingly mundane work Jim did for all of those years created a network and the opportunity for him to pursue work he was passionate about.
As we get ready to celebrate Labor Day, I wonder if our labor and property are truly protected by our Constitution. This summer Marvin Horne, a raisin farmer, challenged the U.S. government for taking away his full rights to grow, harvest, and sell all of his raisins.
Many Christians struggle integrating faith into their 9-to-5 work lives. And yet, doing so is incredibly important to faithful daily living. How much more so for those tasked with teaching the children in our nation’s schools?