Real work

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806-1858)
People Gather Manna
via Wikimedia Commons

A job may earn me money, but my real work is learning to love—at home, in the workplace, in the community, those I know, those I have never met.

Today my work is to practice compassion, patience, forgiveness, generosity, gratitude, nonviolence, and reverence for all of God’s creation. My never-failing mentor is the Lord.

[Jesus said,] “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” ” John 6:27

4 thoughts on “Real work

  1. Fr. Warren J. Savage

    Thanks for sharing another piece of spiritual wisdom. Just imagine what kind of world we would have if every person practiced the work you have suggested in your reflection.

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  2. Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Just the correct words that I needed to hear. That is my real work–the service God has for me. If we believe in Him, we must love. Writes easy, works hard. Has been my ongoing prayer today. Thank you!



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