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“Until Life’s Work is Done”

These final words from a Christian hymn, caught my attention a few Sundays ago - and even separate from their specific context, they seemed to stand out for me.[1]

There was a time when the idea of one’s ‘life work’ was synonymous with one’s vocation or job - if only for the purpose of supporting a marriage or family, and perhaps then feeding a retirement.   

I’ll often ask adolescents what goes through their minds when ‘grown-ups’ ask in some form “what do you want to do when you grow up?”  Often their response is to have no idea. It’s commonly known these days that a high percentage of the jobs that are available today won’t even exist in five years.  

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