This book is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.
Earlier in human history, people offered their daily aaivities as a thank you to God, because all enterprise was ultimately intended for God. This was the basis for the infamous work ethic, with which many people have an ambivalent relationship. However, the concept of stewardship, by which one made an offering to God of one’s best efforts, elevated a person’s work to the status of a calling.
A calling comes from the inside out; it is the expression of our essence, our core. ...