(Why, yes; I have been reading about the Benedictines lately. Why do you ask?)
So here is the thought for Labor Day: "Pray as if everything depends on God, work as if everything depends on you." I have seen this attributed to the Torah, John Wesley, Martin Luther King and a yoga swami, but we Catholics give credit to St. Augustine for the words, and to St. Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits for making the phrase a standard in the Catholic/Christian/God-fearing world.
My plan for September was to blog and exercise every day. So far, not so good; today is the 3rd. But here is my entry, and as soon as I finish this, I am going for a walk.
As for labora on Labor Day, I am off to buy a gallon of paint to finish the downstairs bathroom.
As for ora, today's Psalm is 96:
Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
announce his salvation day after day.
Tell God's glory among the nations;
among all peoples, God's marvelous deeds.
And a prayer attributed to St. Benedict:
O gracious and holy Father,
Give us wisdom to perceive you,
intelligence to understand you,
diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you,
eyes to see you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through the power of the spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord.