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Happy Work Day! Or is it Happy Labor Day!?


We celebrated the joy of working on Monday of this week. Often, I wonder if working is really a joyful experience or if it is something that we all just have to put up with so that we can do what we want to do. Is work a joy or is it a labor? Is work meant to be joyful? Is work supposed to be filled with stress? Are people working, as some Christian interpretations of the Bible say, as the result of our disobedience towards God? Our human ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not do what God wanted. They ate the metaphorical fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and all humans inherited the consequences of that sin—death, pain and suffering.