“Do all your work in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14 GNT).
The point is that any job can be turned into worship when it is built on the foundation of Christ’s love. When that happens, his love is expressed through you to co-workers, clients, and customers. Mother Teresa said, “It’s not what you do so much that matters, but how much love you put into it.”
Think about it like this: Two-thirds of the word “career” is C-A-R-E. The English philanthropist John Ruskin once said, “When love and skill come together, expect a masterpiece.”
So I want you to pray a prayer every day this week—whether it’s at home or at school, in your backyard or your neighborhood, or wherever you work. I want you to pray, “Father, today I want to worship you through my work. I want to express my gifts. I want to do it as if I’m doing it for you, and I want to do it in love.”
“So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer” (Romans 12:1 GNT).
“A romantic date”
A rendez-vous, the word itself has something magical, sparkly and extra-ordinary. A rendez-vous makes you happy. For this reason a special night of nights is needed at least once a week.
Think about it. Plan it. Reserve a table for two in the best restaurant in the city. (Guys, Burger King does not count; neither does the vegetarian restaurant on the corner, ladies!)
Cook for the lady of hearts and have your best friend over as the butler.
Take your husband by the hand, lead him to a snow field for a romantic night’s walk, start a snowball fight and then serve him an aphrodizing glühwein.
Take turns organizing. And then talk, dream, flirt and kiss and “fate l’amore tutta la note”*, like there’s no tomorrow.
If possible, repeat your very first date.
* Italian for “make love all night”