Friday, December 07, 2007

On Careerism (Link to David Lapp)

David Lapp is a student and a member of our church. He has become a friend of ours, along with many of the students at Christ Church NYC. David is a gentleman and a scholar, as they say. But more important, he is a servant of Jesus.

I encourage you to click HERE to his latest post about Careerism. The post is called: "Career is overrated", in which I quote:
Career is not so important as attention to the really human things of life: loving, creating, caring, giving. Attention to the Good, the True, and the Beautiful is infinitely more important than scoring that great job. Jobs are good; but being human is even more important. So here’s a wild idea: perhaps loving your roommate, next-door neighbor, coworker, boss, sibling, parent, friend, spouse is more important than getting a great job.
And he concludes:
Career is overrated. Faithfulness is what matters. Love God, love people. In all your typing, reading, writing, teaching, playing, eating, talking, producing, serving--in all these things, pay attention to the important things of life.
The writer of Ecclesiastes, should he be alive today, would be making comments on David's Blog about some similar thoughts that he gained in his grand project to find something of substance in a world that feels so transient and unpredictable and uncontrollable. 'Find satisfaction in your job' (if you can), he'd say, and 'enjoy life with your wife' (if you have one). This is good, he'd comment, but when all is said and done, he has got one simple refection: 'Fear God, and keep his commands.' For, he would say, 'this is the whole duty of man'.

Head on over to his Blog and make a comment (he'd like that).

And also - can you pray for our students at Christ Church? There are about 50 students connected or committed to our ministry. And most are doing Finals right now...

Pic on Flickr by prettyscary.

1 comment:

SeaPea said...

"love your roommate" - that's one tall order.


looking forward to tonight's workshop!