Originally Posted by prodigalson2011
We are called to bring Christ to the world. In a society where religious conversations in the public sphere, especially the work place, are either taboo or just unwanted, what are some ways we can do our daily duty to bring the light of our faith to the world around us?
act don't talk, in the spirit of the beatitudes and works of mercy
you get up, say your morning prayers privately, then say grace at breakfast and close with the Our Father or morning offering together before everyone leaves for the day.
At work you mediate a quarrel between coworkers, being a peacemaker
You obey the just commands and requests of your boss cheerfully, quickly, efficiently without grumbling (Rule of St Benedict, meekness)
You look for little ways to do kindness or smooth the way for others (pick up the litter in the copy room, rinse out the coffee cups, bring office supplies to the others in your "cube" while you are getting your own)--St Therese
You forgive someone who makes a sharp remark, and let somebody cut in front of you during traffic on the way to lunch (mercy).
You pay for an extra lunch at the drive through for the guy begging on the corner, or pay for the car behind you in line, or donate to a charity solicitation at work (feed the hungry)
You speak up in a department meeting against an unethical policy or decision, even though it may cost you a promotion.
You circulate a sympathy card, collect for and buy flowers for a deceased neighbor, and attend the wake or funeral (bury the dead).
you shop for healthy food for your family, making responsible choices financially, nutritionally and environmentally and cook a good meal, or help the cook. (feed the hungry). Maybe you make extra for the neighbor who is burying a loved one this week (blessed are those who mourn)
You enjoy dinner table conversation that is uplifting, connects family members, beginning and ending the meal with a prayer.
You make time for your children and your spouse.
you go to a PTA meeting and volunteer for a committee to help the school and the children
you do housework and laundry,
you get the idea