Sunday, July 12, 2020

The broad view of work

After Matthew 25:14-30

A blessing
or a curse,
a chariot
or a hearse,
a bane
or a boon,
all of these
are this thing
we call work.

Fundamentally human
ordinately divine,
it carries the burden
of dignity, of gravitas,
no matter how high
or low (he looked
at work and saw
it was good) (he didn’t
say it was easy). It is
all sacred, because
of its ordinance. It’s all
blessed, because
of its meaning. To hand
a bag of burgers
and fries through 
a drive-thru window 
is a holy act,
a holy calling.

Photograph by Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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