By Joseph Sunde
The real estate crisis led to plenty of finger-pointing and blame-shifting, but for Phoenix real estate developer Walter Crutchfield, it led to self-examination and spiritual reflection.
“The real estate crash brought me to a place of stepping back and evaluating,” Crutchfield says. “I could see where I lost sight of the individual intrinsic value of work, of individuals, of community…Rather than asking ‘is the demand reasonable?,’ we just serviced it, and now we had a chance to think about what we had done.”
Lester DeKoster makes a similar connection between work, service, and worship, noting that “work gives meaning to life because it is the form in which we make ourselves useful to others,” and thus, to the Lord. “God himself chooses to be served through the work that serves others.”
Read more of Crutchfield’s story here.
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