I am really looking forward to working with vicar Guy Donegan-Cross and the congregation at St Mark’s, Harrogate next month. We will be exploring how to integrate Christian faith with our daily work and the church has asked RealityBites to craft some sermons on the topic. Fantastic!

A few brief introductory thoughts about our working lives. It’s very helpful to reflect on all the different jobs and work activities that we engage in. From changing a nappy to writing an essay. When did you feel most happy and when did you feel most miserable in a work assignment? Think of it like this. When did time seem to flash by when you were working and when did time seem to drag on minute after excruciating minute?

Here’s my answer to this. The work I have most enjoyed doing is teaching and storytelling. What a pleasure! The work I have least enjoyed doing is marking university level essays. Exhausting and such work makes me irritable and cantankerous! Ask my wife.

How would you answer this question?

Mark Roques
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Mark Roques

Mark taught Philosophy and Religious Education at Prior Park College, Bath, for many years. As Director of RealityBites he has developed a rich range of resources for youth workers and teachers. He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Holland, South Korea, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a lively storyteller and the author of four books, including The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails: Creative Ways of Talking about Christian Faith. His work is focused on storytelling and how this can help us to communicate the Christian faith. He has written many articles for the Baptist Times, RE Today, Youthscape, Direction magazine and the Christian Teachers Journal.