Do you believe that your work can be sacred and given as a gift to God? You may find it to be drudgery, so let this podcast of The Inner Life with Patrick Conley be of encouragement to you.
Patrick Conley chats with Fr. Matthew Spencer about the sacredness of work, a subject as old as Adam and Eve but as fresh as your morning coffee! 🌅☕
Where is God in your work life? Is He like that quiet colleague you awkwardly nod to at the water cooler, or is He the CEO of your daily tasks? 🤔✨
Fr. Spencer dives deep into the theology of toil. He tosses the idea of work being a “necessary evil” out the window, revealing it as a divine gift! 🎁🌍 Even before the incident in Eden, God invited Adam and Eve to partner up with Him in shaping the world. After the fall, work did get tougher (hello, sweat and toil), but it remained a golden opportunity to collaborate with God.
Patrick and Fr. Spencer underline that every job, no matter how mundane (yes, even toilet scrubbing 🚽), can be a runway to sainthood. It’s about spotting God in the small stuff, turning the ordinary into extraordinary.
Kathy from Michigan chimes in, sharing her career shift from the morally murky waters of advertising to the more spiritually nourishing realm of teaching. Fr. Spencer’s response is a real eye-opener: He’s seen more eyebrow-raising behavior in church roles than in corporate corridors! 😲 The key takeaway? God plants us where we can blossom and beam His light, be it in a boardroom or a basilica.
So next time you’re slogging through spreadsheets or tackling the laundry mountain, remember: your work is a heavenly gift, a path to sanctity, and a chance to work with God Himself. 🌟🙌
“Work: It’s not just a job; it’s a divine adventure!” 🚀🌌
This is just a part of the conversation, so be sure to listen to the whole hour here!