Wednesday, March 14, 2012
on the cursed earth, toiling
"Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life." for some reason, this is one of those bible verses that has stuck with me since childhood, and i think about it fairly often as conversation whirls around about work related issues. we work a lot. of our waking hours, work gets most of our energy; it quite owns us. but, "painful toil"... i think that is going a bit to far.