From our Lay Leader Jef Jones.
During the Christmas break my brother and I went for a walk along the bottom of the cliffs at Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire. The weather was cold, wet and windy. Yet I was energised just to be in such a wild, stormy place. The beach was strewn with debris; a broken canoe, stacks of seaweed, a dead ray. There was something exhilarating and humbling about the elemental power that could cause such havoc. The cliffs were saturated with water and as a consequence parts of them had fallen into the sea. There was evidence of large rock falls and we could see water seeping out of the grey slate cliff.
The modern world takes a lot of care that the worker's body should not accidentally or otherwise be damaged. If it is damaged the worker may claim compensation. But his soul and his spirit? If his work damages him, by reducing him to a robot - that is just too bad.
Offer to me all thy works and rest thy mind on the Supreme. Be free from vain hopes and selfish thoughts, and with inner peace fight thou thy fight.