This is the great and mysterious call of God. That we are privileged to be his hands of healing, reconciliation, justice, peace, encouragement, hospitality, love, and all that he desires to do to restore our culture, our neighbors, and our world. He could do it alone, but he calls us as his colaborers, that we may experience relationship with him and with his creation. It is ultimately a mystery.
The heart of Christian lawyering is the abundant life lived before God at home, at church, and at the office. It is the life lived in the knowledge of a good and infinitely powerful Creator God who is active in his work among us and who allows us the privilege of working with him to change the world through faithfulness in daily living.
Lawyers who see themselves in light of this deep mystery and as part of this great drama will never mistake a client for a mere mortal, will never call a case “ordinary business,” and will never see the law as just a job.
-Michael Schutt, in Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession , p. 265-266