Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Statement: Adopting God's Gaze of Love

Please click here for the Labor Day Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Adopting the language of Pope Francis, the statement urges us to take on God's "gaze of love," concluding:  "On this Labor Day, then, let us give thanks to God present to us in the Eucharist as we toil for our heavenly reward. Let us give thanks for the human vocation to work, and strive to make our businesses, our communities, our nation, and our world places where the human person can fully thrive.  And let us give thanks, finally, for the opportunity to encounter Christ present in those in need, along with the great gifts that come in demonstrating care and concern for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, including those experiencing great poverty in the area of work.  May we all earnestly seek to adopt God's "gaze of love" as our own, to envision and make real a world of work restored "in deed and in truth."

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