What you focus on determines the peace that you have. The peace that you have determines the storms that you can sleep through. The storms that you sleep through are the ones you have authority over.
Whether we are aware of it or not, our perspective and attitude towards work communicates very clearly what we believe about the Kingdom of God. That is, what the Kingdom’s purpose on the earth is, and our role within that purpose.
It’s easy to point out problems and do nothing to help solve them. It’s far more difficult—and more vital—to put some skin in the game and really love the Church.
Whether it looks like throwing on sweatpants and laying around on the couch or serving a neighbour by mowing their lawn, Sabbath takes work. When you work hard at it, your effort can fuel all the other work that you do.
The rejection of technology is not for rejection’s sake, or for old time’s sake. It is not nostalgia, but a reclaiming of what makes us human.
So then, if true productivity is about embarking upon good works that bless others, and if the digital age is getting in the way of our own effectiveness in self-management and communication, what is the way forward?