As Christians, we are encouraged to remember that wherever we work, we have opportunities to live out our baptismal calling in lives of witness and service. We must live as informed citizens, aware of how our food is produced and harvested, of the lives of garment workers who produce our clothing and the work environments of those who work in restaurants, motels or other service industries.
In doing so, we play a role in ensuring that all who lay their hands to any useful task may receive just rewards for their work. We rejoice in the knowledge that all labor is valued in the eyes of God.
This message is an excerpt of a 2015 Women of the ELCA blog, “Labor as a holy act,” by the Rev. Sue Larson. The blog originally ran as an article in Gather magazine. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.