THE COVID 19 pandemic, by collapsing our normal activities, has, among other things, radically exposed the part that work, as employment, plays in our lives. It is through work that we are locked into the socio- economic structures, receiving from and contributing to society. As Christians this should drive us back to revisit our understanding of work as a God-given ability to serve the common good, to contribute to the well-being of our neighbour and accept responsibility to and for the world. Similarly by others’ work we receive a measure of God’s grace, gifts that enable us to live to his praise and glory. But what does this in fact mean in the reality of our actual situation?