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Labour of Love

To do something free of money, work done for love and pleasure, not for the sake of money

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  • Regarding work done, there is a phrase in the New Testament of the Bible, which refers to doing work without any profit “Your work of faith and labor of love”. In 17th century, in England, the expression “labor of love” became quite popular and in those days there were people who liked to do work and liked to get paid for it. The two words “labor” and “love”, used in the expression begin with same letter L, which is an alteration that makes this phrase easy to remember.
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He worked as an assistant to complete the decor of the house; he did not demand any money because he did it as a labor of love.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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