Chores

C

A while ago, I read an article relate to those who work in the IT field.  Since most of our work are virtual (bits and bytes), there’s a invigorating feeling when we perform physical work, like chores.  The rationale is we get to physically see and touch things we accomplished.

Perhaps this is why I enjoy chores.  Yes it is work as it is tiring.  I am not a clean freak.  My mother can attest to that.  I do enjoy doing the laundry and ironing.  Watching the transformation from a pile of clothes to neatly iron and lay out shirts and pants. 
Since I am married for a week and now after honeymoon and living together, I found myself doing more chores than I was living alone. 
To some, chores might seem an inefficient way to spend time.  There’s so much more we can do.  To others, it is not a man’s job.  I am wondering about the idea of chore, and work in general, and how we often groan at the thought of it.  
A few weeks ago, I came across a blog post on the Theology of Work.  
When it comes to mundane work, even the work we are passionate to do has a bit of mundane work, there are usually a few response:
  • we should rush it and get it done so we can have more fun
  • we avoid it all cost and let someone else suffer
I like how the author considers viewing work as an act of worship.  I rather if the work that lies before me, at my job and at home, especially the really ‘boring’ types, I treat it as an act of worship instead of frowning upon it.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
    establish the work of our hands for us—
    yes, establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17).

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