“What is built without God is lost time. It is useless spending all our days in search of security for the future, if blind and unresponsive, we pass the events and joys that the present moment has in store for us.
The believer lives life day by day. He/she does not neglect giving time to prayer, family, friendship and sharing Christian community life. He/she does not damage health by blindly overworking. He/she is aware that, say, families with larger incomes and one child who have nothing to share are not always the ones who best make ends meet, and that the richest homes are not the happiest. The Father asks us to work but also wants us to keep the Sabbath.
‘Sons are a gift from the Lord’. The Bible does not forget that each one of us has received everything from family and country. Not to pass on life and education to a new generation, is not to pay a debt, for sure, it is also to lose one’s life.”
Unless the Lord builds the house,
in vain do its builders labour.
Unless the Lord guards the city,
in vain does the guard stay awake.
It is in vain that you rise early
and stay up late, putting off your rest,
toiling for your hard-earned bread;
God gives to his loved ones, and they sleep.
Sons are a gift from the Lord;
the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are the sons of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who has filled
his quiver with arrows of this kind,
their foes will not silence them
when they contend in court.