Sweet Jesus, Saint Charles of Sezze knew what it meant to have a lowly job. As a child, he worked as a shepherd, and as a Franciscan lay brother, he served in a variety of menial positions at friaries, doing whatever was asked of him. In this, he discovered great joy and a close relationship with You. I offer up to You all those tasks I have to do that I don’t like, the ones that seem pointless, the chores I find distasteful and the duties that others demand of me. Teach me to be cheerful and not complain as I do my work. In each moment of these jobs, help me to experience Your wonderful Presence. Saint Charles, pray for me. Amen.
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