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Jean-François Millet, The Angelus

A Labor of Love: Work and the States of Life

2017 - Issue Two

When we consider the question of work, we have to consider the context in which our humanity flourishes: the family, the religious community, the monastery. Each of these contexts are grounded in an irrevocable bond of love open to mutual fruitfulness, a state of life. They are quite literally the illustration of the common good. In each state of life, therefore, the question of work takes on its rightful meaning, its place in the great scheme of things.

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science
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