Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Gregory F. A. Pierce makes a striking claim: The holy and the transcendent can be found in the midst of the hustle and bustle of daily work. Rather than being a "grind," our work can be "grist" for our spiritual mills. Indeed, the work we do has enormous spiritual significance. "Spirituality at Work" offers invaluable guidance for everyone who seeks to nourish their spiritual lives while on the job. Pierce's ten disciplines of workplace spirituality include: - finding sacred objects - living with imperfection - assuring quality - giving thanks and congratulations - building support and community - dealing with others as you would have them deal with you - deciding what is enough--and sticking to it - balancing work, personal, family, church, and community responsibilities - working to make "the system" work - engaging in ongoing personal and professional development