Facing Life After Facing Death: Day 6 of 11

Get Back To Work

By Rev. A. Stephen Pieters (also posted on The Body)

Brothers and sisters, we ask you to respect those who are working with you, leading you, and instructing you. Think of them highly with love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.  -1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (CEB)

You may have been unemployed for one reason or another while living with HIV, and now you're finally getting well enough to hold down a full-time job. Some people can't wait to get back to work. But for others it may be difficult to give up the unemployed lifestyle.

There are decided benefits to working. It can do wonders for self-esteem. It feels good to work, to feel purposeful, to earn one's own way.

If you're thinking, "not in my line of work", then this may be a good time to pursue that alternative career you always wondered about. Seek out employment, vocational, or career counseling.

There is value in working.

About the MCC Church

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change,  aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been  on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.

MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.