Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Work is one of the most beautiful gifts that God has given to us

   These ones are some of the words of Pope Francis said during the Mass of today, May 1st, day of work, Saint Joseph the worker's day. 
"The most beautiful gift that God has given to man: the ability to create, to work, to be the makers of our own dignity.
"Work gives us dignity! Those who work have dignity, a special dignity, a personal dignity: men and women who work are dignified. Instead, those who do not work do not have this dignity. But there are many who want to work and cannot."
"Not paying a just wage, not providing work, focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at making personal profit. That goes against God!"
 "We can no longer say what St. Paul said: - He who will not work, will not eat -, but we have to say: He who does not work, has lost his dignity, because he cannot find any opportunities for work"
"This is what happens now! People are less important than the things that give profit to those who have political, social, economic power"
"Today, it would do us good to listen to the voice of God, when he spoke to Cain, saying: "Cain, where is your brother?". Today, however, we hear this voice: "Where is your brother who has no work? Where is your brother who is subjected to slave labor?. Let us pray, let us pray for all these brothers and sisters who are in this situation. So be it".
   These ones are some of il Papa Francesco's tweets for today: 
"Dear young friends, learn from Saint Joseph. He went through difficult times, but he always trusted, and he knew how to overcome adversity"- Pope Francis
"How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!"- Pope Francis
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