At Peace on the Job

Pausing at the first word of the Lord's Prayer—"Our"—one day led me to peace in what had been a disturbing situation at the office.

The new supervisor there was a sharp contrast to his predecessor. Both during working hours and at home I kept ruminating about his brusque treatment of my suggestions. Soon this sense of vexation expanded into unhappy proportions.

Pondering the meaning of the first line of the prayer, "Our Father which art in heaven," Matt. 6:9; brought the realization that I had been acting as if it read, "My Father," instead of "Our." I was trying to think of myself as spiritual and perfect, a harmonious reflection of God, and at the same time holding a different concept of the boss.

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The Beauty of the Situation
June 28, 1975

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