Saturday, November 7, 2015
33 Days Consecration Retreat: Day 2, a Work Ethic
On the 2nd day of our retreat, we learn about St. Louis working with hundreds of pheasants for 15 months building a monument to the Passion of Christ, on the day before they were going to have it dedicated by the Bishop, St. Louis learned that the government was going to destroy it under the suspicion that it was built as a fortress against the government. St. Louis announced to the people that instead of it being build for worship in the midst, the monument will have to be built in their hearts instead. "Blessed be God" St. Louis was a great influence to so many popes due to his perseverance and faithful teachings from the likes of Blessed Pope Pius IX all the way up to St. Pope John Paul II who promoted this saint's teaching more than any other pope.
No my retail displays don't compare to a monument for Christ, but my attitude and influence with those I come in contact during my work could be a reflection of my faith in God and my desire to be Christ in the world. Turning my frustrations into appreciation for my job and the opportunity to get up each day and be the best I can be for Christ for those around me will be what counts in the long run, not how long a display stays on the retail floor.
"Blessed be God!"