Two short phrases were stuck in my head as I thought about Labor Day – “labor of love” and “labor as if you were doing it for the Lord”.
Both were a reminder about how our attitude towards something can really make the difference.
It’s easy to see work and labor as negatives.
It’s easy to do our work as if it didn’t matter and was merely something we had to do.
But it can be more than that.
We can labor as if we were doing it for the Lord.
We can labor out of love.
As we all get back to work today, let’s do our best to work with a different attitude. Let’s work for and towards something higher and more noble.
Make it a great day.