Again, has it ever occurred to the reader why a corporate manager on the one hand, or a supervisor of staff in another, who are highly motivated in the office or on the factory floor, each making decisions that affects everyone in their sphere, just want to come home to their 'soft place' and leave the 'family decisions' in the hand of their spouse.
Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson, a Baptist minister who has ministered to corporate and business people throughout his ministry, has found that many find a sense of calm and solace at home or in the worship service in which they cannot enjoy anywhere else.
Having pioneered the Sports and Leisure Ministry in association with the Heads of Churches, where M V Tronson negotiated chaplaincy appointments throughout Australian professional sport, he discovered that many board members of those Sports were leaders in the business community.
Since 1982 he's had innumerable private conversations with those working in the corporate world which has been a great privilege. He's picked up on a few things along the way.
One of them, is that 'their home' is their solace.
Another, which in his view is perfectly reasonable, is the pleasure they have in becoming part of their local Christian congregation.
This is a very different experience from their week-day duties.
In today's world of multiple choices and demands upon our time, M V Tronson says, those working in business often find the solace of their family as their 'soft place'. Given their commitments and dedication to their work, it is no small decision for them 'to make the time' to attend a church service and/or a mid week home group.
But he has found to his pleasant surprise that this is precisely what many do, and it is in this setting that they have found the sense of calm that has eluded them from other sources of activity, relaxation or rest.
Collective worship with fellow pilgrims following Jesus Christ, M V Tronson notes, whatever your age or station in life, brings with it a certain levelling; and with it a proclivity for you, as a worshipper among others of like mind, to enjoy being in the presence of the Lord.
Having worshipped in many congregations in his travels, M V Tronson is no longer surprised after a church service, observing 'a little old lady' in conversation with 'a corporate leader' about his/her children, or a 'home maker' discussing with a highly esteemed 'businessman', a prayer point.
This dimension brings with it a whole different set of parameters from that experienced in high-pressure corporate life, or the pressures of the factory floor, one in which people from all walks can find comfort with a sense of care and giving of themselves, in the service of Christ.
Maybe it might be a good idea to offer a caring prayer for those who fought and lost in their respective Federal Seats in this past election, not withstanding our prayer for those who now sit in the seat of political decision making.