Readings of the day:
Psalm 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Work is a good thing, it is a means of maintaining what God has provided for us. Our work is not all the same but it can serve as a means of reaching to God– a way of making him known to the world.
St. Jose maria said it in a lovable way, ‘your work must be a personal prayer, that it must become a real conversation with our Father in heaven. If you seek sanctity in and through your work, you will necessarily have to strive to turn it into personal prayer.’
Regardless of what how motives of working is, our heart should always seek Christ in the midst of it. We should always strive to be united to God in our hassle and bustle, so as not to reach a dead end in our tills. The ways of keeping in touch and renewing out strength is through his word and the Eucharist lying on the field of prayer. This way, we strive not only for the things of this world through our different toils but also life in Heaven.
‘Since we are convinced that God is to be found everywhere, we plough our fields praising the Lord, we sail the seas and ply all our other trades singing his mercies.’ St Clement of Alexandria
May God help us to be closely united to him in our work through his Son, so that we seek not only the things of this life but the life thereafter, we ask this through Christ our Lord, amen.
Peace and Love of Christ!
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