Why Work? Part 3

This video, "Restoring Homes to Restore a Community," features the work of my friend Kimberly, a contractor in Austin, Texas. She exemplifies the kind of work envisioned by Dorothy Sayers.

Recently, I have been posting excerpts (Part 1, Part 2) from a fascinating article by Dorothy Sayers entitled “Why Work?”  To review, here are Sayers’ first two propositions: The first [proposition], stated quite briefly, is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, [Read More...]

Why Work? Part 2

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In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and [Read More...]

Why Work?

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The first [proposition], stated quite briefly, is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God. [Read more...]


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