Hauerwas on Work

Our work does not need to have or contribute to some grand plan; its blessings are of a more mundane sort. Work gives us the means to survive, to be of service to others, and perhaps most of all, work gives us a way to stay busy… Attributing greater significance to work risks making it demonic, as work then becomes an idolatrous activity through which we try to secure and guarantee our significance, to ‘make our mark on history.’

– Stanley Hauerwas, In Good Company

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