Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yes, please.

Am reading a chapter on the book of Ecclesiastes, and came across this quote.  Liked it very much, and think it is very true.

"The sage finds relationless work, like all-consuming, sabbath-less work, to be futile and dehumanizing.  It is vanity.  Only in community do work and reward find their integral connection.  Community, thus, is the 'reward' of toil.  And in community, one finds true rest and support."

(page 324)

Some of my favorite jobs are ones that provided great community.  Some of my least favorite jobs have been the ones that were lonely and all-consuming.  Coincidence?

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