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Honest Work Has Value


Sometimes it is difficult to see the value in our labor. We take much for granted, including our work. Caught up in routine we forget to take satisfaction in what we do, while others struggle to find gainful employment. Let us pray to cherish our hard work.


Jesus, you came to us as a carpenter’s son.
You called fishermen to be your closest disciples.
Your Church was built with the hands of laborers.
You know the value of labor.
Give me today a spirit of gratitude for the fruits of my work.


Whether you are retired, employed, own a business, or are seeking employment, all of us have work to do. Take a moment to reflect on something you do in which you take pride, and thank God for it.

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