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Work is much more vital to a person's well-being than merely providing a means of financial support. Work is often a means of self-expression and socialization, and it thus is central to one's self-identity and self-esteem. Understanding these dynamics is crucial to ministering to those who lose their jobs or go through a major career change. The Christian concept of vocation is also very helpful in this regard.


This paper was written for a course in pastoral care and counselling. It was subsequently used by the professor of the course with the author's permission, but the author retains all legal rights to its content.

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