True Labor

In the Gospel according to Luke, it is recorded that Christ Jesus, instructing the seventy disciples whom he was sending forth on a mission of healing and preaching, said to them, "The labourer is worthy of his hire." This statement has been pondered by many, accepted, and found practical. While it may and should be taken literally in its application to human conduct, it is, nevertheless, the spiritual significance of this, as of all the Master's wondrous utterances, that is of vital importance to mankind.

It is admitted that in everyday affairs the carrying on of business and commerce revolves around the accepted standard of fair and equal exchange, and that this also applies to the adjustment and payment of wages for work accomplished. However, in order that the full significance of our Master's words may be realized in their spiritual beauty and fullness, it becomes necessary to understand for whom "the labourer" works, and of what his work consists.

Harmony in Christ
August 10, 1940

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