Saturday, November 17, 2007
For some brands of Christianity, the highest is 'Christian work', which is to say full timed paid ministry. Now that this is a high calling is true enough, but too often 'secular work' is derided as of less value. There was a medieval maxim laborare est orare - 'to work is to pray'. Now there's a thought. There is of course, a number of controls or limits on this - this doesn't sanctify prostitution for a believer, but it is a good antidote to too much neo-Platonic thinking in church.