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Thought for the Day – 10 November – Prayer, Work and Leisure

Thought for the Day – 10 November – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Prayer, Work and Leisure

WORK:
Work is a duty commanded by God, Who, after the sin of Adam, told him and his descendants: “In the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread” (Gen 3:19).
So, work becomes an obligation and a means of expiation.
We are all obliged, therefore, to engage in some kind of work, mental or manual, whether we are rich or poor.

Idleness had been condemned by God as the father of all the vices.
Idleness,” warns the Holy Spirit, “is an apt teacher of mischief” (Eccles 33:29).
It is impossible for a man who works and prays, to commit sin, both because he lacks the time and because he is close to God.
A man who is close to God will certainly never offend Him. whereas the mind of a man who is lazy and inactive, is open to the attractions of sin.

Let us shun idleness, therefore and love hard work, as a means of making reparation for our sins and of gaining merit before God.”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/11/10/thought-for-the-day-10-november-prayer-work-and-leisure/

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