Labor Day Thought from Houselander

“Sometimes it may seem to us that there is no purpose in our lives, that going day after day for years to this office or that school or factory is nothing else but waste and weariness. But it may be that God has sent us there because but for us Christ would not be there. If our being there means that Christ is there, that alone makes it worthwhile.”
— Caryll Houselander, Reed of God, Page 60

Julie Davis quoted Houselander during her really exemplary presentation at the CNMC, and it seems to me the perfect quote for Labor Day, particularly on a Labor Day when so many of us are feeling like we’re working too hard, or are feeling down.

By the way, of all the presentations I attended, Julie’s talk — which wondered whether the Catholic internets are the 1st Corinthians of our time — was perhaps the most Christ-centered and spiritually challenging! She has said she will put a pdf of her talk up at her site, and when she does, I will link to it (or you can buy a “virtual ticket” and hear it for yourself along with other great stuff) but more on the convention a bit later today, so check back!

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