Monday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time
...so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:5)
Lord God, Creator of all things, we have been entrusted by You with the gift and responsibility of human labor to support and enhance our relationships with one another as a communal people. In this work we can acknowledge the people whose work provides access to the resources we need to live and also celebrate individual participation in the common good through our talents, skills and work.
As we sometimes take Your care for granted, we can also take one another for granted; their labor viewed as an assembly line of service to our needs. May our nation's gratitude on Labor Day be directed toward the gift of responsibility You give us to share in one another's good, then lead to our appreciation of the good so many do for us as they share in expressing the true meaning of livelihood and vocation.