In a recent Tweet, the Pope says “Work is proper to the human person and expresses the dignity of being created in the image of God” This is a shortened version of a statement made in his general audience last year. In that statement he says: “Work — I repeat, in its many forms — is proper to the human person. It expresses the dignity of being created in the image of God. Thus, it is said that work is sacred. And thus, managing one’s occupation is a great human and social responsibility, which cannot be left in the hands of the few or unladen onto some divinized “market”.
When we think of the “work” we do as sacred it brings a new and meaningful aspect to our daily responsibilities. We look at the great work of organizations like Catholic Charities who restores people’s lives and enables them to return to society providing income to themselves and their families. When we look at work this way, we see it as another form of prayer.