work is love made visible

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Kahlil Gibran: The Prophet

3 thoughts on “work is love made visible

    • Mat, so glad you piped up from Bengladesh! What a treat to think about work with someone ganeged with Habitat for Humanity. And Jim, thanks again for stirring things up.Here we have two examples of people who lost their jobs (not statistically significant except to Mat and me) who find Gibran’s words more, not less, relevant. When you are in a place of unemployment, you think about work and identity all the time. Who am I now? What do I want from work? What do I want to give to work? How can this place of lack of a job become filled with an even better way to live abundantly out of the very center of my being out of the design God stamped in me at my birth and out of the call I have been hearing at different decision points in my life??Thesis: The need, in our post-industrial age, to find/make meaning and to connect the invisible to the visible, has grown stronger, not dimmer. What say you, Jim, Mat, others?

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