Can my time at work consist of something more meaningful than just "something to pass the time" or "something to pass the time"? Twenty-nine years ago, Pope John Paul II wrote,
“All work, whether manual or intellectual, is inevitably linked to TOIL…. Sweat and toil, which work necessarily involves the present condition of the human race, present the Christian and everyone who is called to follow Christ with the possibility of sharing lovingly in the work that Christ came to do…. The Christian finds in human work a small part of the Cross of Christ … In work, thanks to the light that penetrates us from the Resurrection of Christ, we always find a glimmer of new life …” ("On Human Work" 27).