Whistle While You Work–The Blessings of Labor

Because yesterday was Labor Day in the United States, I want to share some thoughts on the blessings of work.

No, that’s not a misnomer. Work is a blessing.

The modern construct of labor had its origins in the labor union movement of the 19th century, specifically the eight-hour day focus, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours of free time, and eight hours for rest.

All three are important, but work is being given a bad rap these days.

Do you whistle while you work? Here’s my take on the blessings of labor.

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Back to Eden–Walks and Work

As the world loosens-up from the corona virus lock down (some states quickly and others more slowly), my thoughts return to the Garden of Eden. Maybe it’s an escape of sorts, but I think God is using this season of angst to take us back to our roots.

I know most of us view the Covid-19 pandemic more as an attack from hell than a return to paradise. But, bear with me for a moment. Tough times tend to bring us back to the basics.

A couple of them stand out in the ancient world of Adam and Eve. Our ancestors enjoyed two primary activities in the birthplace of humanity:

Walks and work.

We would be wise to revive them.

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