Wednesday, September 3, 2008


"From the beginning, work was supposed
to be liberating, creative activity through
which man found joy in be
ing God's co-creator."

People speak of work in terms of gain, salary or pay alone. In short, in terms of money. Of course, work is one of the ways man earns his keep; but there is much more in it than earning a living. There is something in work which makes man like God. There must be something in it which is more than mere toil or sweat.

Work has not to be taken as something opposite to play because, truly, work without the creating and liberating element, which play provides can only be unpleasant, boring, and at the same time, depersonalizing. No human being will remain human if he is either treated no more than an element of production or the extension of the machine he uses. And no human being would appreciate and enjoy work if his attitude towards it is reduced to what he gets from it.

Perhaps, the time would come when men would no longer be driven by greed and lust for possessions when they work, or when men would look for work as not just a manner of earning money but a manner of affirming their dignity as God's co-creators!


Bingkee said...

Nice post. You hit it right.

Bay Martin said...

Many thanks!

I don't see your thread in BC forum anymore. Did you have it deleted? Nadala ka na ba agad? Join ka ulit and share your thoughts and ideas. Ignore the idiosyncrasies of the other bloggers, who are always trying to outsmart the others. Fight... fight... fight!!!

Monching said...

All work and no play makes Monching a dull boy... work... work... work... nakakaumayyyyy!!! ah ah ah!!!

Bay Martin said...

Ok ka lang? Are you fasting, too!

Mon said...

I am dead tired todayyyy!!!

JoeCo said...

Gusto ko na rin umuwi. I want to have my own business para wala ng modir-modir! Buti pa kayo 12 days, kami 6 lang holidays!