Illumined Path: Do All Your Work From Your Soul

From “How to Live a Holy Life,” by Metropolitan Gregory of St. Petersburg (1784-1860):

Illumined PathIn doing all your work for the Lord God Himself, always do them as God’s work should be done, that is, do all your work from the soul, that is to say, gladly, with great pleasure, and—especially—without grumbling. How can one do any kind of work for the Lord God unwillingly, grudgingly, and even more, with grumbling? … Do every task required by your profession diligently and correctly; do not in any case permit unwarranted slowness or carelessness.

Illumined Path, providing reflections on finding Christ in our everyday lives, is a ministry of St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Christian Church in Akron, Ohio.