So according to Eckhart what you do does not make you a saint… but how you do it. Make work holy. What does that look like? I have a couple of ideas.
- Holy work looks like shaking off the criticism of your fellow man and concerning yourself with following Jesus.
- Holy work looks a lot like sacrifice and discomfort, but with purpose and a smile.
- Holy work looks like being humble enough to do menial jobs with joy.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”― Mother Teresa
And then there is love… great love. Love which covers a multitude of sins and is patient and kind. Love makes work holy… love allows joy to rush in to the “dirty” jobs of life.
Oh the lofty status of being elevated to sainthood… truth be told there are perhaps more saints than we know… and I bet most saints don’t know they are saints.
What saint might you celebrate today?