The labor of the man became hard labor over an earth that yielded little. The labor of the woman became hard labor not just in the act of birth, but in the ongoing action of childrearing and coping with her man’s gripes about his work, not to mention her own work.
23rd Sunday in Course
We learn our place and earn our bread with hard labor. We become wise, Lord, and begin to understand our place and yours only when our hair is white, our minds slowed, our joints unable to leap to do your will. And we build fantastic towers and plan grand campaigns without