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Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 248: Tending Care

Today's Reading: Ezekiel 32-34

Many of us have people who rely on us to care for them: employers, teachers, parents, pastors, scout leaders, nurses and doctors, military officers.

Though we may think it is a place of power, prestige and authority to be over someone else, to have people dependent upon us, it is truly a place of great responsibility.

God is hard on shepherds who don't tend their flocks well, who do not listen to the bleating needs, who profit from those under their care.

As we celebrate the Labor Day weekend, let us make sure our labors are true and not in vain. That we tend well those in our care. That we show compassion and great gentleness, as well as fortitude and persistance.

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