In Praise of Work
How to find more meaning, and even joy, in your work. And accomplish more than you ever thought yourself capable of!
What keeps so many of us from working to our fullest capacity? According to Fr. Raoul Plus, SJ, a popular spiritual writer of the mid-20th century, the fault is in our misunderstanding of the meaning of work, such that we find it a drudgery. In this just reissued treasure from 1952, he not only guides us to a true understanding of work, but ingeniously enkindles a capacity for deep Christian joy in our labors. A few topics (of many) include ...
- The key role of imagination in motivating oneself to accomplish great things
- Why the greatest achievements are founded in a spirit of personal sacrifice and renunciation
- The important difference between working and being busy
- Illustrated by a powerful example: “Mere doing is nothing; what is required is doing things as beautifully as possible”
- “Pluck”: How to use setbacks and suffering as a step to something better
- All-too-common attitude by which some parents foster degeneracy in their children
- When high ambition is a good thing...and when it’s not
- Why detachment from worldly goods is an essential virtue, especially for those engaged in profit-making enterprises
181 pp., Hard Cover