Serving Christ at Work (Sat, Oct. 17)

The word of the day is “labor.”  In today’s reading of 1 Corinthians 15:58-16:3, St. Paul moves from his discussion of the resurrection of the dead in the age to come to our work in this age.  The Apostle writes, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (vs. 58). Whatever Our Work, We Serve the Lord How different is this view of our vocation than the notion of work today!  Our economy values workers who are adaptable, not “steadfast,” mobile not “immovable,” and productive as measured by the numbers, not “abounding in the work of the Lord.”   But those who hope…