Work in the Spirit 16

imgresIn the Lutheran vocational understanding of work, God calls us to work and we respond to that call by obedience.  Hence, we “work out of a sense of duty.”  In contrast, in Miroslav Volf’s pneumatological understanding of work presented in Work in the Spirit, God “first and foremost…empowers and gifts [us] for work.”  so we work because we “experience the inspiration and enabling of God’s Spirit.”  “The sense of duty gives way to the sense of inspiration.”

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