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Andy

Andy

The first redundancy may be the hardest. A man’s identity and self respect naturally comes from what he does. He usually believes that he should be providing for his family and one of the earliest notes in a new conversation is, “…and what do you do for a living?” Even if you have survived previous redundancies and received plaudits, even though half your colleagues are finished too, the sense of loss and shame can be painful. 

 

I have 15 years left until normal retirement and am on job number seven so far. The most certain thing about life and work is change. To me Christ is the changeless guide, the surest constant in a mixed up and often senseless world.  His presence morphs the twists and turns of life into a purposeful journey. He did not promise to make life easy but to make us more like him – through it all.