God Glorified in Our Calling

Monday, 27 Aug 2007

In the face of such despair, living purposefully and meaningfully demands that who we are, the image-bearers of God, be directly related to what we do.
When it comes to work, many Christians feel as though they have much in common with the mythological figure Sisyphus. Sisyphus, having angered the gods, is condemned by them to the task of eternally pushing a boulder up a mountain. As soon as he reaches the summit with his burden, the boulder rolls past him down the slope he just ascended. Sisyphus returns to the valley to repeat his pointless and wearisome efforts. Albert Camus, the existentialist writer, comments, "[the gods] had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.&...

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