It’s being called The Great Resignation.
There is a record number of people leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility, and more happiness. Many are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. Some people are leaving for better pay. Others may have worked in jobs that weren’t a good fit but were waiting out the pandemic before they quit. And some workers are leaving positions because they fear returning to an unsafe workplace.
But an amazing number of people are resigning from their jobs and looking for new employment because they want a life that contains more meaning and connection. More and more people are asking questions that revolve around purpose. I love this development! Communities of faith such as Broad Street have long been great places to ask these kinds of questions:
- What does a meaningful life look like?
- What is a healthy relationship between work and home?
- How do I create more space for God in my day?
- How can I live a life that reflects my deepest values?
- What can I do to make the world a more whole and just place?
I believe that God is at work in all of this, challenging us to live more abundant, connected, thoughtful lives.
In what ways are you re-evaluating your work life? What questions of meaning and purpose are you asking these days?
-Written by Rev. Amy Miracle
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