Who do you work for

“Who do you work for?!”

the man in black shouts at the hapless flunkie

on my television screen

hoping that in the end of his work Justice is done.

He might be shouting at me too.

I have no evil masters, but sometimes it gets me to wondering

Who do I work for.

Do I work simply for survival’s sake, that bacon be in the fridge

and bread in the pantry?

Do I work for my own glory,

that my name become legend,

that my works stand as a monument

that my memory exceeds my own reach?

Or do I work for a greater master?

Do I work for a master wants me to prosper,

not meaning basking in riches

but in the knowledge that my work means something,

if only to one person who is three?

Do I work for this kind master who demands not slavery

but a willing, broken heart?

I hope I do, and because of that

I know I do.

23 Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters,[a] 24 since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve[b] the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24

About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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1 Response to Who do you work for

  1. Brian J. Yu says:

    I often picture myself as the servant of a Great King. As the days go by, I simply go about the business of my King. He directs my steps. It’s a very freeing way to live. But it also takes a ton of faith to continue living that way.

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