Wage. What an interesting word that is. It can mean the measure of a thing after rending, for example. “Render unto Cesear what is Cesear’s” was how Jesus put it; the idea that man has to submit to both the laws of man and his own conscience according to customs and free will.
Wages can be either the pay you receive for the work you do or the process by which something is done. Philosophers have said that wages are the products of sweat and blood.
I was reading earlier today a document I had stored on a site that I run about how shopping is an effective strategy against terror. Terrorism, Development and Trade – Winning the War without Fighting the War.
Somewhere around here I have an frontispiece to a book that says “Labour is Worship”. Are wages then the cost of worship?