I hesitated to pass this comment on without first researching it. If Ravi Zacharias is right, we ‘regulars of the church’ can’t just continue to smile and nod on a Sunday morning and count that as our only responsibility.
“We are all priests before God, there is no such distinction as ‘secular or sacred.’ In fact, the opposite of sacred is not secular; the opposite of sacred is profane.
“In short, no follower of Christ does secular work. We all have a sacred calling.” – Ravi Zacharias
Well, brace yourself. A secular person is one who is not controlled by a religious body or concerned with religious or spiritual matters. Now we who call ourselves Christ followers are concerned with religious or spiritual matters, aren’t we?
And horrors! Antonyms (opposites) of the word ‘sacred’ include words like profane, impious, irreverent, and even blasphemous.
Well then, I guess we’d better take this verse to heart.
Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men. (Colossians 3:23, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, help us to remember you and live our lives in service to you, whether laying brick, designing computer codes or changing diapers. Thanks for the reminder. In Christ. Amen