Monday, November 22

Ora Et Eabora!

Originally uploaded by Meredith R Culberson.
Latin, not something Im an expert in, however when reading Karl Barth's thoughts on prayer I picked up on this phrase, and immediately decided to keep it as a favourite. The phrase "Ora et eabora" literally means "pray and work" however Barth goes on to unload it's meaning in a much greater way. He says "The rule means, moreover, that the 'laborare' itself, as as such is essentially an 'orare'. Work must be that sort of act that has the manner and meaning of a prayer in all its dimensions, relationships, adn movements." This reading really struck me as important. Although I consider my work, difficult, I should also consider it a sweet offering to God.

No comments: