Saturday, 13 February 2010

Seth Godin nails it... yet again!

This isn't the first time I've clicked through to Seth Godin's blog to find profound truth leap out at me that is so applicable to a(ny) person of faith...
I was talking to a religious leader, someone who runs a congregation. She made it clear to me that on many days, it's just a job. A job like any other, you show up, you go through the motions, you get paid.

I guess we find this disturbing because spiritual work should be real, not faked.

But isn't your work spiritual?

I know doctors, lawyers, waiters and insurance brokers who are honestly and truly passionate about what they do. They view it as an art form, a calling, and an important (no, an essential) thing worth doing.
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James and Maggie said...

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Nice latte by the way!

Peter Banks said...

Excellent... spot on!

On the subject of Lattes, should I give them up for Lent... on the principle that not a lot of point giving up something you wouldn't miss?!

But my caffeine oral intake... hmmmm, that really would be a real sacrifice.

James and Maggie said...

Not my wise words but Kahlil Gibran, how about 40 days of decaff?