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For comfort in the understanding that our business principles and personal ones can mesh, let us pray
If you have ever wondered if the economic principles that govern business practices are compatible with the biblical principles that govern our personal practices, consider the fact that Paul uses an opportunity-cost argument in Philippians 3:7-8.
The World Deserves Our Attention: Whether our work is in an office or on a construction site, in a classroom or a space shuttle, using a stethoscope or a computer, working with others or working alone, our work was spirituality.
Setting a good example, sharing our joy and reflecting Christ back to others is in no way a violation of company policy I am aware of. There are extremes in everything, so organizing a Bible study group may not be the most appropriate choice. But letting others see Christ at work in you is the most fundamental and important way to open up about your faith at work.
– Randy Hain
The Catholic Briefcase
When God delays in prospering our businesses or promoting our newest product, it is so that we may die to our own ideas, our own egos. After the delay, we often experience the joy of experiencing God’s best for us.
When speaking to clergy gatherings around the country I often ask, ‘Who here prays for teenagers as they go off on mission trips; or Sunday school teachers each September?’ Invariably all hands go up. Finally I ask, ‘Who here prays for all the accountants in your congregation around April 15, and who here prays for all the salespeople and those working on commission at the end of the month or year when quotas are due? Silence. Eyes drop to the ground. Usually, not a single hand is raised.
– David W. Miller
God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement