Happy Labor Day!

As we celebrated the long weekend at the lake, we were surprised to see workers on the bridge-upgrading project there on Labor Day.  Elsewhere, stores were open, offering sales and discounts to lure shoppers. Hopefully those who had to work today will get time off in the near future.

An old saying advises, “Do what you love and you’ll never have to ‘work’ a day in your life.” Whatever it may be that our vocation, or our chores, or our to-do lists demand, it is easier to face those things with a willing spirit.  Colossians 3:23 says, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…

Today is a day to celebrate a job well done, to be thankful for those goods and services we enjoy that are provided by others, and to rest, in order to prepare for more work (and joy) to come.

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