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I am persuaded that the reason why the churches are in so much difficulty about giving a lead in the economic sphere is because they are trying to fit a Christian standard of economics to a wholly false and pagan understanding of work… Work is not primarily a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or 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.

―Dorothy Sayers

Letters To A Diminished Church |
p. 139
Dorothy Sayers has a big view of God and big view of work. I stumbled across this collection of her essays and found them to be deep and challenging. She argues strongly that money is not the goal of work, but work well done to the glory of God is the goal. She helps us see again that our work is an act of worship.