The Value of Our Work
May 1st is observed by many Christians as the feast of St Joseph the Worker. Here are some remarks * by Bishop Tom Wright:
Because everything you do in the present, in the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, everything that flows out of love and hope and grace and goodness somehow will be part of God’s eventual kingdom. That is the message of the Resurrection. The Resurrection is your new body in which you will be gloriously, truly wonderfully you. The Resurrection means everything you’ve done in the present through your body—works of justice and mercy and love and hope—somehow in ways we don’t understand will be part of God’s new creation.
* from a discussion with Mark Roberts, quoted by Hugh Whelchel in “How Then Should We Work”