What’s Wrong with God?
Does everything have to be so sterile, cold and secular when it comes to work? Are corporations so afraid of litigation, and offending someone, that they have completely outlawed God from being present anywhere near their business or employees? Why are people offended so easily when God is mentioned outside of the walls of the church?
Is there no need in anyone’s life for a compassionate, caring and comforting God? Do employees have to check their souls at the door as they enter their respective places of work? Has all conflict, job stress, marriage issues, chemical addictions, and financial challenges vanished from the workplace? Are employees totally free from the clutches of pornography, drug addiction, gambling, alcoholism, depression and anger issues? I believe all of us are intelligent enough to realize the answer to these questions.
Certainly, there have been numerous times in the marketplace, when the dogma of one person has been offered without sensitivity, and offended or alienated other employees. Everyone should learn to be very sensitive and respectful of each other’s spirituality. I believe we’ve learned from many years of discussing religion in the work environment, that there is a hunger in the soul of corporate America for some deep and meaningful dialog about God, faith, church, and how God makes a difference in every part of our lives.
No one wants to be judged, condemned, or alienated because of a faith in God, nor an absence of a faith in God. Every human being has been created with a desire and a thirst to know more about how we came to be, and what our purpose on this earth is? It is a natural quest to know more about our spirituality, and who better to dialog with than with our friends and co-workers at the office that we know and trust.
The spirituality issue will always surface as we travel through the journey of life. I propose that allowing God’s gentle presence into the halls and boardrooms of corporate America is vital and even necessary, for the well being of our employees. I’m not advocating turning our companies into houses of worship, but can’t we just allow Him a place among us as we go about our work day? Is there anything wrong with that?