By Lester DeKoster
Where can we locate the middle of life's meaning? correct at the job! At no matter what paintings we do -- with head or hand, from kitchen to government suite, out of your condominium to the White House. "Work is the nice equalizer -- everybody has to return to it with a purpose to locate that means in living: no brief cuts, no detours, no cut price rates."
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Com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the author's work. * * * * * To Buzz Lay a blanket of seeds upon a field … And behold … a harvest! Lay a blanket of work upon the world … And behold … a civilization! * * * * * CONTENTS Foreword Preface 1. What is Work? 2. Word on Work? 3. Word on Self 4. Walking Wounded 5. Word on Wound 6. Worker on Wound 7. Giving to Receive 8. The End of the Matter Afterword About the Authors * * * * * FOREWORD The staying power of Lester DeKoster’s little booklet is due to his foresight in seeing work as a manifestation of whole-life discipleship.
We get because we give—which lends meaning to giving. This might be more than ground enough for finding meaning in working, but we can still ask: Why does God the Holy Spirit weave our work into civilization, much as he multiplies the planting of seeds into a harvest? The answer is twofold: First, God himself chooses to be served through the work that serves others and therefore molds working into culture to provide workers with even better means of service. Second, God has so made us that through working we actually sculpt the kind of selves we each are becoming, in time and for eternity.
Word on Self 4. Walking Wounded 5. Word on Wound 6. Worker on Wound 7. Giving to Receive 8. The End of the Matter Afterword About the Authors * * * * * FOREWORD The staying power of Lester DeKoster’s little booklet is due to his foresight in seeing work as a manifestation of whole-life discipleship. You can find countless authors writing about the ills of the workplace, better ways to manage time and resources, daily planning and organizational practices, the moral character of the worker, workplace ethics, and so on, but few ever take up the theological significance of work itself.