Holiday Hangover — Get Over It

work_hangoverIt can be difficult to make yourself go back to work after a 2-week Christmas holiday, especially when the kids are still home for their summer break. Difficult because two weeks may not have been long enough, and it cannot be denied that idleness is the devil’s playground.

But as St. Josemaria Escriva once said, “Christian responsibility in work cannot be limited to just putting in the hours.  It means carrying out the task with technical and professional competence…and, above all, with love of God.” 

As much as I would have preferred to read, engage in scrapbooking, watch a video, or just hang out with my kids the whole day, I forced myself to not only get back to work (that I actually do from home since the company I work for is based in Christchurch and I live in Auckland), but do my job well.

Prayer, naturally helped. More so, converting my work as prayer. Each day hereonward will be a challenge, a struggle. But then St. Josemaria is right when he wrote in the Furrow, that “Sanctifying one’s work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian — yours and mine.”


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