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.
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).