Monday, September 28, 2009

Quaker Wisdom for Today

"The sanctity of labour means... that men should come to see in the very work itself something that is of value because it is part of the whole attitude to life which gives the universe its value. Work can never for all people be done 'for the fun of it' nor 'for the love of it' if by love is meant liking, pleasure, delight. But all men can work for the love of God, and take their 'reward' not as reward at all, but as the means to a life that is full of love and service and joy in work and play."

-- Harold Loukes, 1954


Jeanne said...

I think it's harder to work for the love of God if you don't have a choice about said work. It's easier if you have the privilege to choose the work you do.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Any 'job' I have had that is of service has always been the most rewarding. When my dog and I were a 'therapy team', each visit was a service and of biggest reward. My heart knows 'service' and my brain knows the creating a task into a service. Does that make sense?

Brent Bill said...

Makes sense to me, Brenda!