Beyond the humdrum

Increased automation continues to trigger much talk of dehumanizing work environments causing lack of fulfillment and a daily sense of "What does it all matter?" Banality and boredom threaten to settle over any kind of employment, making the expression of joy a daily struggle.

But whether you are a baker, a riveter, lawyer, computer operator, or homemaker, you have a spiritual right to joy and enrichment in your work.

That right has nothing to do with your boss, with management, with your particular field, or even with your personality. It is a direct result of the divine fact that man is the expression of God's activity, the very embodiment of God's attributes. "This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise," Isa. 43:21. the Bible says.

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Facing the unknown
March 22, 1982

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