Labor II

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. (Luc de Clapier, 18th century French writer and moralist)

It takes a little growing-up to learn the truth of de Clapier’s comment. When things come easily, we don’t usually appreciate them as much as when we work hard and earn them. Furthermore, André Gide, a later French author, notes that “No human masterpiece has been created without great labor.” So, whether it’s physical work or mental effort, work hard and reap the benefit.

You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! (Psalm 128:2)