Henry Ford: Work as Idolatry

When we fail to have a good theology of work, there are two main alternatives that emerge.

The first is seen in the quote from Henry Ford, one of the fathers of modern industrialization. This is Work as Idolatry. Work becomes supreme. Work is the pathway to sanity, self-respect, salvation, health, wealth, and happiness. Work is the New Savior. All else is subordinated to one's work. This also gives HUGE power to those who own the means and places of work. We are now dependent on them for our jobs, which is our work, and our salvation.

There are certainly those who believe this... but I think the second option is becoming more significant and that is tomorrow's post.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International