Every Monday is an awakening. It is a new start of an energetic life. Refreshed by the weekend hours spent with God and others, Monday through Saturday is a weekly continuation of Sunday worship. It is a practical living of the theory what we learn on Sunday from homilies and liturgies.
Many people say that Monday is a monster of blues with lethargic moods. They may find it extremely difficult to wake up on a Monday morning, after the weekend entertainments.
Tension and worries start their work. Getting up from the bed creates panic. They have to rush to the office or workplace and reach on time. The hectic nature of work may threaten and pull them back to rest for some more time. But they have forced themselves, tripping out of bed to begin the daily chores. They try to suppress their anxiety by drinking a cup of coffee.
The weekend is over and the week ahead stands before them as a mountain. They are back to work with the overwhelmingness of another Monday.
I was also like that. Every Monday had been a great burden for me. Why did I find my work so heavy and tiresome? It is mainly because I had been doing the work alone. I frowned at every work. With such a burdened heart how can I carry out a work or duty?
Only recently, I found out that the work is real worship. I can reduce the burden of my work by sharing. If you share your work with someone it becomes lighter and easier. But who is there to share my work?
I came to know the person who is always ready to share the burdens. I came to know about many people who have shared with him and made their heavy burdens easy to carry. He is a reliable person of promising words. He said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
You might have heard about Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani. He says that every movement and every moment of life can be made happier. He shows the easiest way is to live with the creator of life. Every moment of life -- “walking down a street, sweeping a floor, washing dishes, hoeing beans, reading a book, taking a stroll in the woods, or doing anything -- all can be enriched with the thought of the presence of God with us.
Sharing my life with him is a joy. I share with him all my feelings and emotions. I tell him if there is anything difficult in my work. Another Monday has come to make my work a joyful experience. Yes, I am back to work on this Monday, walking WITH God.