Real faith in a performance dominated world
Of course, in many cases it is entirely appropriate to assess performance. Businesses need to perform for their customers, politicians for their constituents, employees for their employers, sportspeople and artists for their fans. Assessing performance can help us make wise decisions about whom to buy from, vote for, employ, watch or listen to.
However, this focus on performance can easily become a burden. In our workplaces the anxiety of being constantly measured and assessed can be a major source of stress and depression. Even worse, the demand for performance can affect our friendships, our relationships and our family life.
Is our relationship with God based on our performance? Does God ‘assess’ us to determine our standing with him? …”
– ACL Council member, Dr Lionel Windsor, writes at SydneyAnglicans.net.