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A Reason (or Two) for Working Well

Mine is probably the last generation that did not have to suffer information overload without knowing it. We learned good lessons and learned them well, too. 

Still, if I were to choose just one lesson that I held onto and held onto fast, it would have to be hard work guided by truth. 

I leave Saint Paul and Saint Josemaria to do the explaining:

For even when we were with you,
we gave you a command:
If anyone will not work,
 let him not eat.
For we hear that
some of you are are living in idleness, 
mere busybodies, not doing any work.

Now such persons we command and exhort
in the Lord Jesus Christ
to do their work in quietness
and to earn their own living.

My brethren, 
do not be weary in well-doing.

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13
(Revised standard version, Catholic edition, Ignatius Press)

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Your human vocation is a part — and an important part — 
of your divine vocation. 
That is the reason why 
you must strive for holiness, 
giving a particular character 
to your human personality, 
a style to your life; 
contributing at the same time 
to the sanctification of others, your fellow men; 
sanctifying your work and your environment: 
the profession or job that fills your day, 
your home and family 
and the country where you were born and which you love.

~ Saint Josemaria in Christ is Passing By

Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us.
Saint Joseph the Worker, pray for us.


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