This morning we worked with the Reverend Jolley, I know, what a great name! We reflected on our old place of work and thought about which aspects of it were 'kingdom work' and what God might have been doing through our work to bring transformation. We also looked at how our old jobs challenged us, our Christian ethic or limited us so that we were not able to declare openly the reason for the hope that lives within.
We shared experiences as a group (there are about 35 of us, first year ordinands). We isolated one thing to wrestle with and that was whether there was a 'working for'/'worshipping God' dichotomy. At first we were unsure and thought about how work is good regards the creation narrative, not a consequence of the Fall, just that after the Fall it is less fruitful.