I have been writing recently about the connection between our Christian faith and the workaday lives most of us lead, and I have sought to strengthen that connection. But now I want to weaken it some, because often in our zeal to make a point we wind up making an idol.
We need to recognize two things about “our jobs.” The first is that some jobs are by their very nature a violation of our baptismal vows. To put it more simply, some jobs are bad. Other religions seem to have a firmer grasp on this than we do.