Mondays Aren’t Too Bad


So it is Monday and a world of workers who are fortunate enough to have Monday through Friday jobs are slowly moving into offices and businesses. Most will not look upon this day as wonderful, since it signals the end of the weekend. And not to say that it is at all easy to go back to work after two days with your family and friends, sleeping in a little later, catching up on some stuff around the house, or doing some fun activities. However, a major reality is being overlooked by many of those sleepy-eyed workers: God has gifted them with another workweek!

First, if you are reading this, God has given to you another day to live and breath, and hopefully, another week. Secondly, if you went to work today, that means you have a job where millions of other people in this world do not. It is not always easy to get up and go to work on a Monday, but if you peal back all the emotion and keep the main thing the main thing, today is a reason for much rejoicing and gratitude.

If you unfortunately are in a position where you could not go to work today, then perhaps God has something different in store for you this day. Be alert and look for where God may be calling you. The gift of life today is more than just time to breathe. It is also time for rejoicing and giving glory to God. We never know what God has in store for us.

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About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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