Jesus: Not a Quiet Quitter

Jesus: Not a Quiet Quitter

Sunday, May 14, 2023
| John 14:15-21

Jesus continues to go the extra mile for us. Can we do it for him?

Maggie Perkins worked as a teacher for six years. Then, in 2018, she gave birth to a daughter. She discovered that if she stayed late at school, her daycare would impose a fine on her.

So, she began quiet quitting.

For Perkins, this meant leaving school as soon as her official hours were over. “Within education, above and beyond isn’t compensated,” she said to CNBC. According to surveys, the typical teacher works 54 hours per week. Perkins decided that she wasn’t going to do it. She set a boundary and stuck to it.

Eventually, she quit teaching entirely and began to pursue a Ph.D. But she continues to advise teachers on quiet quitting, telling them not to bring work home or spend their personal money on classroom supplies. Quiet quitting is “a survival tactic,” she says. “It’s a coping mechanism.”

More and more people are taking this approach. They are not actually quitting their jobs and staying home but are stopping the...

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