Who would these laborers be in our own day? They would certainly include pastors, missionaries, chaplains, spiritual writers and teachers. Their ministry is crucial in our communities, and we have benefited from their presence among us. There might be other laborers whom we might tend to forget. I am thinking of parents who love their children, sacrifice for them and teach them about God’s love. I am thinking about doctors and nurses who care deeply about their patients and reflect God’s love by the care they give. Perhaps you can add to the list with your own examples. We need to pray for an increase of all these laborers within our communities. The health and happiness of our society depend on them. Wouldn’t that be true for our own individual health and happiness too?
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