Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sermon Sunday: Work

3.29.09 - Bob spoke on "The Christian View of Work"

- He discussed 1st century thoughts about slaves (Aristotle, Varro & Cato). How they were seen as no better than talking tools. Using this thought, how do we treat cashiers (for example) and others in service roles, serving us. Do we treat them worthy of our time and with respect?

- We are human beings, not human doings. Not defined by our work. During WWII, prisoners moved a pile a dirt. When they were told to do it again, some killed themselves. The work ceased to have meaning.

- "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."– Michelangelo
He encouraged people to look up (also literally: Sistine Chapel ceiling that he painted)

- Invite Jesus into the mundane for inspiration. We can do little things for God. Cultivate His presence. It's the One who sees from heaven that matters.

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