Friday, October 22, 2004

labour day music and workplace spirituality

New Zealand is celebrating Labour weekend, with Monday as a public holiday. The origins of Labour Day are in the struggle for an eight-hour working day, and New Zealand workers were among the first in the world to claim this right. So at the core of Labour Day is a commitment to justice and fairness.

During the offering on Sunday, I am wanting to link our labour with Labour Day and Micah 6:8; “See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey God.”

I have rolled a roll of white fax paper down the floor of the church. People will be invited to write on Post-it notes the ways they labour; and attach this to the roll of paper. We will then take up the offering. I need some music …. linking work and justice and God. Any bright sparks out there?

Posted by steve at 04:31 PM

1 Comment

  1. No songs that link all three specifically.

    Some of the Spirituals from the deep south of America might capture that sense of toil and God’s justice.

    Chris Rea’s “Working on it” captures some of the general frustration of the daily grind.

    Comment by StephenG — October 23, 2004 @ 3:37 pm

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