by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
As I was walking by the construction site of the new Eagle Building on the South Campus, I noticed several workers completing many similar tasks. Curious, I walked up to them and asked them what they were doing:
“Can’t you see, I’m cutting this piece of wood,” was the first response I received.
Another replied, “I’m earning $400 a week.”
But a third put down his saw and thrust out his chest proudly. “I’m building a legacy for discipleship training,” he said.
This fictional story illustrates how people have different views of work and the tasks required of us. Work can be viewed as a necessary evil to keep bread on the table; as a means to a substantial nest egg; as a means to fulfillment and identity; as an obligation to community; or as a means to a life of leisure.
We are more than material beings tasked with completing mundane functions. Above all, we are spiritual beings tasked to discover the moral and spiritual significance in every aspect of our lives. Our students are increasingly transitioning from learning to application. As future spouses, parents, and employees, there is purpose and meaning beyond the definitions the world provides. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24).
Whether you are cutting a piece of wood, spreading butter on a piece of toast, or sharing a moment with your family, consider the work of “building a legacy of discipleship training.”
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School