You've probably read about the poor woman who died last Monday night when a 3 ton concrete slab fell down from the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel in Boston. It's caused an uproar here and rightly so. It's hard to believe that a project that cost 16 billion dollars (and counting) was done so poorly.
Now the news is reporting that hundreds of loose ceiling panels have been found. Having driven through those tunnels, it's certainly not a comforting thought to hear that!
All this got me thinking about having a good work ethic and taking pride in one's work. I don't know who's to blame for the tunnel fiasco, but somewhere along the line someone didn't do the job he was paid to do and supposed to do. Pope John Paul wrote an encyclical on human work, in which he pointed out that our work has a place in God's plan. Even if I'm cleaning the kitchen or mopping a floor, it has value if I offer it to God.