"If you don't work, you don't eat."
And now we're getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you.
This must not be tolerated.
We command them to get to work immediately — no excuses, no arguments —
and earn their own keep.
Friends, don't slack off in doing your duty.
--- Paul to the Thessalonians
I was supposed to celebrate this one day, but it came and went like a blur.
I was supposed to celebrate the day I went back to work... But I forgot, because of work. ;)
Around 370 days ago, I was just like this guy.
I was trying to follow God in my own way (i.e. not working).
(Disclaimer: There are many people, different callings, but one God. My not-working was the path I thought was best for me. I cannot impose the same on anybody else.)
Then I came to the Book of Haggai. Why didn't I read this before?
The next year whizzed by. Time flies when you're having fun, right?
I found work that:
- helps me (it's how God provides for me);
- helps my family (even in small ways);
- helps others (I can now treat friends and help out more);
- and of course, related to the work itself:
- helps my students (my "clients");
- and helps myself and my colleagues (we learn from each other).
Thank You God, for work that gives me fulfillment. ♥
May we all have that kind of work --- nay, calling. :)
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
--- Paul to the Corinthians