Happy Labor Day, a holiday in which we should celebrate and reflect on our vocations. Remember that the theology of vocation has to do with all of the tasks, relationships, and offices that God calls us to. Not just our “work,” but also our families (our marriages, being a parent, being a child to our parents, being part of our extended family), our citizenship (in our communities, country, and culture), and our churches (being a member of our congregation, being a part of the Body of Christ throughout the world and throughout time, being a baptized child of God).
I commend to you for your Labor Day meditation a sermon preached by that great theologian of vocation, Martin Luther. It’s about the Sermon on the Mount, with a wonderful reflection on the birds of the air and the flowers of the field and how they too serve God. God takes care of them, and He takes care of us, including by means of the vocations that He calls us to.