Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation?
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I didn’t preach today, since I was the deacon for the Mass and I didn’t have another scheduled Mass. Had I preached today, I think I would have spoken about the dignity of work, especially the menial tasks we perform. I would have tied together the parable of the man who hires workers at different times of the day and also the Epistle in which Paul uses sports imagery. It takes menial, repetitious, boring work to become proficient in a sport, so that you can finish the race or match and win the prize. Some come by their prizes more easily than others, but we can all get to the finish line. God does not offer challenges that we can’t attain. It takes work. We can make progress toward the finish line even in our boring, menial tasks. By offering brief prayers while working and by offering the work itself as a sacrifice, we ready ourselves for the trial which we face in our desire for heaven.