It’s a week of travel for the Kelley School of Business Supply Chain Academy MBA students. Their end of summer corporate presentations must be graded in person, putting Professor Briggs on the road at 4 a.m. this morning. Except for the dogs I’d have slept through his silent departure. They could not settle back down, barking and pacing to go out now that the day had begun. I hate yelling before sunrise.
It got me thinking about all the people all over the world on their way to work. People on the move at all hours and every kind of task. And the gift of work, however humble, which gives shape to our days and our lives. Books to sell and diseases to treat. Houses to build and food to grow. At my house there are always weeds to pull, laundry to fold and dishes to put away. Day after day after day. It can feel menial or blessed, depending entirely upon how grateful I am - for the people who depend on me and for the strength to serve them kindly.
Whatever task this day brings, may you find a bit of joy in it.
~ peace & prayers, pastor annette
PS - Starting August 24th, I will be on leave for six weeks. Each Tuesday my administrative assistant will send you a column from the Tuesday Morning, Beloved archives.