It’s the story of our times: turmoil and reorganization at my job. Survivor’s guilt. Wanting to get a t-shirt or a lapel pin that says, “I know how lucky I am to have a good job.”
But here’s how my brain works–I comfort myself with wisdom literature.
Ecclesiastes is my favorite book of the Bible after Habakkuk and Mark. (Actually I don’t know what my favorite books of the Bible are–I typically hate lists like that. But those three would be in my top ten.)
So this verse occurred to me today: Ecclesiastes 9:11
“Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and chance happen to them all.”
Sometimes the right person loses their job and the right person gets hired for the new structure.
But a lot of times, it’s the opposite.
So, continuing in the theme of wisdom literature, now that I’m in a system with more supervisors than ever who aren’t local, this occurred to me: