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Tim Keller – Reimagining Our Work As a Calling

20 Feb

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The Latin word vocare–to call–is at the root of our common word “vocation.” Today the word often means simply a job, but that was not the original sense. A job is a vocation only if someone else calls you to do it and you do it for them rather than for yourself. And so our work can be a calling only if it is reimagined as a mission of service to something beyond merely our own interests. As we shall see, thinking of work mainly as a means of self-fulfillment and self-realization slowly crushes a person and undermines society itself.

~Tim Keller~




Every Good Endeavor: Connection Your Work to God’s Work (New York, NY; Dutton; 2012) p. 19.

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