The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need. — Eph 4:28 NET
There is not a creature from England’s king
To the peasant that delves the soil,
Who knows half the pleasures the seasons bring
If he had not his share of toil.
— Barry Cornwall.
It may be proved, with much certainty, that God intends no man to live in this world without working; but it seems to me no less evident that he intends every man to be happy in his work. Now, in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; and they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.
— John Ruskin.
My Father, if my work seems hard to-day, may I not cease working if I grow weary, but may my strength be renewed to continue my work. May the aim of my work be to please thee, and to help in the progress of humanity. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - November 21
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.