Reflection: Our Incarnational Working. Incarnational Working is about making God visible to those around us and bearing witness to God at work in the world: in us, through us, and (often) in spite of us. Its emphasis is on everyday sacraments, having our eyes wide open, and seeing God alive in symbols and metaphors. In practising this spiritual discipline, there are some simple behaviours we can demonstrate in the workplace. a. Being aware of symbols of God’s presence.
b. Discerning metaphors of creation, faithfulness, redemption, salvation, provision and grace. c. Living like Jesus and doing what he would do, especially in serving those around us. d. Seeing our work as the source material for modern parables to pass on God’s wisdom, and the gospel. Just as Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us to show us what God was like, so we can show those we work with what Jesus is like. We may be the only Jesus people in our workplace meet, and the only Bible they read.
Questions: How do you reveal Jesus to others at work through your actions and words?
Prayer: Dear God, We are excited and frightened by the possibility of being your eyes and ears, hands and feet in the world, and making you
more visible to the people around us. Help us to be conscious of how we might bear witness to your character through our work: how we might continue your great work of creating, redeeming, bringing justice, caring, sustaining and providing. Amen.
We’re reading the Bible until June 2nd with Kara Martin, author of Workship: How to use your work to worship God.