New Life Episcopal Church

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Carpenter

It’s a great mystery to me: How ought my workaday life reflect my commitment to Christ? Whether I am a laborer or tradesman, a salesman or sailor, how am I to bring the Kingdom into the land? How does my daily work reflect my values as a Christian? I came upon the words of Dorothy Sayer from her 1942 essay, Why Work?: “The first demand on a carpenter’s religion is that [the carpenter] should make good tables. What use is anything else if in the very center of [this] life and occupation, [the carpenter] is insulting God with bad carpentry?”

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