Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go

Over at Scot McKnight's blog they are working their way chapter by chapter through a new book by Darrell Cosden, The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work. After reading this sentence: “God has called a chosen few to serve by focusing on eternal, lasting matters, while he has called others to serve by focusing on earthly, less ultimately important, matters,” I weighed in with the following:

Are you saying you agree with that statement, Scot? The part that caused my jaw to drop is the phrase “less ultimately important.” Brother Lawrence would be surprised, I think. To claim spiritual superiority for “clericalism” sounds too much like what Someone Else called “the doctrine of the Nicolaitains, which I hate.”

An old fundamentalist, Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., once said, “To the Christian, there is no difference in the sacred and the secular. All ground is holy ground; every bush is a burning bush.”

Maybe those old fundamentalists knew something after all. (End of comment)

A little later I posted another comment there quoting someone who said it better than I could:

“The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.” -- St. Therese of Lisieux

1 comment:

  1. I so agree with you here. One thing I like about the Lutherans is their emphasis on vocation. That we ALL serve God in our daily our vocation.....and there is no higher or lower level of such. God works through us where we're at in life.