Monday, May 1, 2017

Labor Day

Today is Labor Day and I am thinking about the pregnant mothers who had to work for the future of their unborn child.

Yes, I am thinking about a future mother who is 8 months pregnant and still goes to office to work. Colossians 3:23 reminds us that "...whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters..." There are many expectant mothers who are dedicated to their role as workers, public servants and environmentalist because for them, their work is their way of glorifying God. Despite expectant mother's desire to work, they are also limited physically by their condition. At some point, pregnancy will affect the laborer. When they are nearing term, they cannot exert as much effort as they want for they might go into premature labor. Heck, even some complicated pregnancy may need bed rest even on their first trimester. Then there is after giving birth. After the mothers give birth, they have to go back to work after a month and leave the newborn baby under another persons care. Thus, I am supporting the Bill in the Lower House of Congress that increases the paid maternity to 120 days.

This Labor Day, shouldn't the church advocating for the working expectant mother's health? Shouldn't Christians supporting this bill?

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