Thank God for Labor!

 September 1, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability

Labor Day weekend has arrived. Time for the last splurge of summer. While summer officially lasts until September 22, for many this is considered the unofficial end of the summer vacation season. Children go back to school making family vacations impossible to schedule. Even though my children are no longer school aged, I still have that calendar engrained in my memory. I have to keep reminding myself that I still have three weeks of summer left.

Still for most, Labor Day marks the end of summer, time to shift out of vacation mode and into work mode. Time to go back to school and time for fall sports. Labor Day weekend is seen as the last chance for summer fun and so we try to cram a whole summer’s worth of activity into one weekend.

But Labor Day is also a national holiday to reflect on the meaning of work and honor the social and economic achievements of American workers who provide goods that enhance our life. It can be a time to appreciate that we have jobs that allow us to take time off and enjoy vacations.

Amidst picnics and end of summer fun, let’s remember to thank our God for meaningful work that enriches our lives.

We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day.  John 9:4a


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