Why Work? Part 2

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In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and [Read More...]

Why Work?


The first [proposition], stated quite briefly, is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God. [Read more...]

Work and God . . . Oops! The Times Gets It Very Wrong

Jacopo Bassano, "Garden of Eden." 1570-73

A recent column in the New York Times gets many things right, and at least one thing very wrong. In “The ‘Busy’ Trap,” cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider laments our tendency to lament our constant busyness. He begins: If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot [Read More...]

If You’re a Boss, Share the Wealth!

My colleagues at The High Calling have just produced a new video on work. It’s called “Share the Wealth,” and is well worth one minute of your time if you are a boss, or if you every hope to become one. [Read more...]