Some people give their whole self to material things. They spend the entire day trying to do a job well, and do not think of God at all. We should not end up there. […] You should not give all of your being—all of your energy and heart—to material things. This way, one becomes a pagan—an idol worshiper. Do your best at work, but do not give your heart to the work that you do; give only your hands, your mind. Do not give your heart to hopeless, useless things. If you do, then how will your heart leap for Christ? When the heart is with Christ, then even the work we do is sanctified, our soul is at rest, there is real joy in our heart. Make the most of your heart, do not waste it.
St. Paisios the Athonite