We get excited about those who open local coffee shops or become journalists or start a non-profit or (fill in the blank). But what do our "faith and work" books have to say to people who work on the line at a Ford assembly plant, or to medical assistants who take care of the elderly?
This issue of Comment aims to acknowledge the sorts of work we don't often talk about—like cleaning toilets and picking tomatoes—and articulate why such work is important. At the same time, we want to find a prophetic voice again, one that looks at some modes of toil and dares to call them inhumane.
Come, and find satisfaction in the creativity, the justice-seeking, indeed the toil of the work of our hands.