Not everyone is happy about their work.
Not everyone begins the day or begins the week with joyful anticipation.
Sometimes people begin the day or begin a week with fear and dread.
Today’s first reading (Isaiah 35:1-10) has a message for us:
Strengthen the hands that are feeble,
make firm the knees that are weak,
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God,
he comes with vindication;
With divine recompense
he comes to save you.