Working for Christ

I have a tee-shirt which is printed with the logo “Will work for Christ.”

What does that mean?

1 Corinthians 12:5-6 (NIV) says “There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in men.”

(Actually, all of 1 Corinthians 12 is good. Quel surprise.)

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) says Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Presently, I’m a diet clerk at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. It’s a very good job, and I like what I do and who I work with, but I confess there are many days when I do not work at it with all my heart, or even part of it. I could blame the sameness of the job, the attitudes of some of those I work alongside, but I shouldn’t.

I’m also a parent of a wonderful daughter named Azrael, and I’ve got another child on the way. Working with all your heart is much easier in motherhood, but even then there are bad days. I’m tired; Azrael is being unusually whiny. Those are the days when Winnie the Pooh and VeggieTales sadly earn their keep.

And with all this, with good days and bad days, I’m still thinking about starting Estela. I’m not sure when I could start it, how I would, or what exactly the real-world application would be.

In the d20 Modern game in which it was created, Estela started as a philosophy that became an organization devoted to helping all the races live together peacefully that became a religion (an offshoot of Christianity). I don’t want to create a new religion, obviously, but I do want to start this up.

What is needed these days?

(Bonus: Estela’s original charter: Estela Dojo)

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