"We love because he first loved us."
- John, Apostle of Jesus
I’m not talking about what things you are good at. I’m not talking about what things you have found people to pay you for. I’m not talking about physical exertion.
What I am talking about is that you are NOT intended to “get your money for nothing and your chicks for free” as the Dire Straits would put it.
Ephesians 4:28 says, “He must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.” We do not work for ourselves; we work for those around us. Even a paycheck is not a reward, but a tool to serve those in our lives.
As a result of our faith, a gift given freely from God, we are called to believe and love. God’s commandment is to love Him and love one another. That takes work. It doesn’t just happen.
Think about what God has called you to “work” at. Do that “work” as an act of worship and prayer. The work we do for the Church, our communities, our jobs, and our families all connects back to God’s grace in our lives: the faith we have been given.