“In the first quarter of 2022,” The Wall Street Journal reported, “U.S. worker productivity fell in the steepest drop in 74 years.”
That statistic speaks not just to how much work is getting done these days, but how much workers think their work matters.
According to one expert, prosperity for the whole country depends on worker productivity. And in a world where many struggle with the meaning of it all, many also struggle to find true meaning and significance in their work.
There are two ways to miss the meaning of work: one way is to idolize a job, thinking it will fulfill us completely. The other is to reduce work to something we all must suffer through with minimal effort.
Christians have the unique perspective that our work is a way of participating with God in His creation, working toward the flourishing of everything and everyone else. Articulating and living that truth can make a big difference.
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