Reflections

Philippines
February 20, 2011 5:10am CST
January and February has passed so quickly that we hardly notice because of everyday constraints of our work place that "ASAP ASAP" has become our household term. So many transactions has been coming and going; pending work loads keep adding and adding; intimidating co- employees and clienteles keep bugging and who are we to blame - it's part of our job so we must live with it no matter what. In this hurried and hassled world, however, it is a huge consolation at the end of the day we have learned a thing or two (hopefully), positive or not, outrageous or plain boring; but all of these create a better person out of us. And though sometimes things may not come as we wanted or expected yet we must patient - stop complaining for it will only add up to our heavy luggage and wrinkled nose ( who wants a wrinkled nose anyway!) and bear this passage in our hearts: LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD (MT 20:1-15) " The kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a man who was out early in the morning to hire some men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them the regular wage, a silver coin a day, and sent them to work in this vineyard. He went out again to the marketplace at nine o'clock and saw some men standing doing nothing. So he told them "You also go and work in the vineyard and I will pay you a fair wage. So they went. Then at twelve o'clock and again at three o'clock he did the same thing. It was nearly five in the afternoon when he went in the marketplace and saw some of the men still standing there. " Why are you doing nothing' he asked them. 'No one hired us, ' they answered. 'Well, then you go and work in my vineyard, 'he told them. 'When evening came, the owner told his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, starting with those who were hired last and ending with those who were hired first. 'The men begun to work at five o'clock were paid a silver coin each. So when the man who were the first to be hired came to be paid, they thought they would get more. But they too were given a silver coin each. They took their money and started grumbling against the employer. 'These men who where hired last worked only an hour, 'they said, 'while we put up with a whole day's work in the hot sun - yet you paid them the same as you paid us. 'Listen, friend, 'the owner answered one of them, 'I have not cheated you,and after all, you agreed to do a day's work for one silver coin. Now take your pay and go home. I want to give the man who was hired last as much as I gave you. Don't I have the right to do as I wish with my own money? or are you jealous because I'am generous?' So enough of the grumblings for now because who knows a better plans lie ahead. ;)
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@SIMPLYD (83217)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Yes, we should not complain of the complexities of our work. Take every aspect of a job as challenge. Let's just be thankful that God gave us jobs, because others don't have them.