(Photo: Irene Bom) To draw this month’s theme of “work” to a close, a post reflecting on work’s counterpoint: the Sabbath. Built into the rhythm of the universe is “Sabbath rest”, a holy rest that we are invited to participate in on a weekly basis. The primary source for this blog post is Barbara … Continue reading "Sabbath rest"
Roof garden in inner city Rotterdam (Photo: Irene Bom) While reflecting on the theme of work, I was reminded of Brother Lawrence – a role model for us (as for previous generations) of what it means to “make your life a prayer” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, The Passion Translation). Brother Lawrence was a Carmelite monk … Continue reading "In the school of prayer with Brother Lawrence"
Cooking/social event with my work colleagues (Photo: Irene Bom) This November I celebrate ten years as a Church of Scotland minister of word and sacrament. It’s a significant part of my life, but so is my work as a software developer. I’m following in the footsteps of the apostle Paul who supported himself and … Continue reading "Who do you work for?"
(Photo: Irene Bom) Here is a prayer of blessing for workers of all kinds, written by Carol Penner, with a unifying theme of hands – strong hands, capable hands, practical hands, determined hands, artistic hands, loving hands, Christ-like hands. This is the first post in our new series, “Work”. A prayer Bless … Continue reading "The work of our hands"
Hot-hearted in serving thee