The Perfect Job


Herman was hanging out down at the unemployment place recently. Of course, they don’t call it that any more. These days, they have other, better names for that stuff. But still, when you get laid off, you know where to go. Word gets out about things like that on the street.

Anyway, Herman noticed a sign inside that described the perfect job. He wasn’t sure if this sign was there to help folks establish new career goals or just to promote the benefits of being unemployed.


Work is important to God. He worked to create everything, and like a Master artist, He’s still busy creating stuff right now. Just look at those wonderful pictures the Hubble Telescope has taken. See for yourself.

The Bible also tells us we were made in the image and likeness of God. We’re not God, of course, but we can be a lot like Him. That similarity is never so strong as it is when we’re at work serving others around us. We become a spiritual force when we use our gifts and talents for the benefit of others.


Life isn’t fair, and there’s not much justice right now either. The further we separate ourselves from God individually, culturally, or as a society, the more distant we will find ourselves from justice and fairness. But we’re always just one prayer away from God’s mercy.

But to the point of jobs and work, there’s probably not a perfect job out there for you or me. But there are lots of really good ones. The best ones are the ones that use our gifts and talents to help other people. That’s how Jesus lived His life. That’s one of the lessons He learned as a little boy in St. Joseph’s Workshop.


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it too. It’s cool to be Catholic.

In Christ.

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