Labor Day honors workers around the country who make sacrifices every day to ensure that the wheels of our society keep turning. Since 1885 the country has observed this national holiday that was originally born out of labor disputes and a push by workers to demand their rights.
The practice of honoring labor long predates the creation of Labor Day. In many religious traditions work and occupation are of highest virtue. Over this long Labor Day weekend, take some time to honor the work that you do and that millions around the country do every day.
Here are six religious quotes that show highlight the virtues of labor and laborers: