Virtue of Housework (from Christianity Today)

Peterson’s interpretation of housework is deeply scriptural. Keeping House is organized around what Peterson identifies as three crucial imperatives in the Bible—the injunctions to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless. Those three activities are at the heart of Jesus’ words to the disciples in Matthew 25, and they are at the heart of housekeeping. In Peterson’s hands, rather mundane tasks like cooking, washing clothes, and changing the sheets become crucial, transformative acts of love. Insofar as housework is creative, incarnational, physical, and sacramental, exposing the ways the material and the spiritual come together to remind us that “the provision of home is a central aspect of God’s creative and redemptive activity,” housework allows us to participate in life with the God who called the very dust mites into being.


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