“…The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man” (Genesis 39:2)
“My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:1-4)
Work and studies may also be a means of protecting the senses from boredom and worldly distraction. In fact, manual labor is considered an essential component of the monastic tradition – especially for monks who are less experienced in long periods of prayer and reading.
Equally important is the opportunity for witnessing to Christ. When entrusted with any responsibility, handling matters with diligence, faithfulness, and integrity will always distinguish God’s children (This is far more important than the substance of one’s studies or career). People will then be able to interact with Christ directly – by interacting with His children who are united with Him in word, deed and thought.
Indeed, they will “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8)
On this page, you will find ample resources for high school students, college/university students, and new graduates who are looking for advice and mentorship in their area(s) of interest.