The Spiritual Discipline of Work

Reverend Phil SweetMax Planck, the German physicist, said: “Nobody comes into this life or this world with any kind of guarantee of life itself or happiness or good fortune or success. Therefore for every hour of happiness that you enjoy and for every good thing that comes to you, you owe an obligation, you contribute back to that from which you derive your blessing.” The putting back, I equate with work. Work ought to be of love, it is your way of finding your place in the universe; it’s the goal of all education, to help you find your true vocation. A Labor Day reflection.

Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful story-teller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.