. . . "Work is a friend of the soul because it gives me a way to share in the ongoing creative purposes of God. Work is the soul's friend because it helps shape my life uniquely to God's unfolding purpose for us all.

"This may seem clear enough until we try to live it out, applying it to our own working environment. Do we realize in what ways the work we do supports the labor of others, and vice versa? Can we imagine that doing our work well and cheerfully is not only an honorable thing, but also one that expands our capacity to love?"