A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between. . . . his labor and his leisure . . .   and [He] leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. (Excerpts from Francois-Rene Chateaubriand, French writer)

It’s something of an oxymoron. Today is celebrated as Labor Day in the U.S., yet many people are not working today. They’re pursuing leisure activities because it’s a holiday. It’s a good time, whatever we’re doing today, to reflect on the value of labor, the right and privilege to perform meaningful work to provide for our needs and for the benefit of our communities.

You will enjoy the fruit of your labor (Psalm 128:2). And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God (Ecclesiastes 3:13).