A recent comic at XKCD inspired me to reflect more on the toilsome aspect of work at the Acton PowerBlog today. Excerpt:
[E]verything we interact with is the fruit of the labor of others. It connects us to them and ought to inspire a deep gratitude for that fellowship.
But then there’s Sisyphus.
Sisyphus, for those who don’t know, forever pushes a boulder up a hill in Hades, only to have it roll back down on him, according to Greek mythology. He has thus historically served as a symbol of the toilsome aspect of life. I examine a variety of ways he’s been portrayed and what a Christian perspective on toil means for the interconnectedness of our economic lives in the full post here.