I haven’t quite figured this out yet, but every time I have a faith related question, the answer seems to pop up unexpectedly. Every night when I go to bed, after I do my nightly prayer and reading, I think about faith issues. Some time these questions are pretty deep, “Does God really exist?”, “Why does God let bad things happen?” and some aren’t quite so deep, like last night’s “How can I keep my faith up at work?” Some times the answers might come in a dream, in a random Bible passage, on a radio talk show or like today, in a blog post.
There is a great website I would recommend to everyone called “The Integrated Catholic Life“. This site deals with integrating issues of faith in your life, whether work or personal.
Randy Hain, the author of the post, lists six ideas for integrating your Catholic life at work. These include:
- Devote one hour to prayer daily
- Devote more time to the Eucharist
- Be a light for Christ
- Let love drive our actions
- Practice active stewardship
- Start with the end in mind
When you think about it these six steps aren’t all that difficult to do. I would say I do three of them religiously, if you’ll pardon the pun. I need to work on the other three.
But for someone who has been a Wayward Catholic for a long, long time, three out of six ain’t bad.
2 thoughts on “High Ho, High Ho, It’s Off To Work I Go”
seriously, the answer to the deep questions you have at night is that God was never real and you only think those things because you’ve been conditioned by your experiences to believe in a Catholic version of God. Instead of.. say.. a Muslim God, or a Greek God, or Norse God… none of them were ever real. They were neat ideas regular people had a very long time ago.
And what do the irregular people beleive in?