Friday, February 15, 2013

Workplace presents a venue for evangelization

Archbishop calls working a 'moral activity'

Grouard-McLennan archbishop challenges Christians to
employ evangelism at work. (Photo: Western Catholic Reporter)
Archbishop Gerard Pettipas gave a talk in Edmonton about opportunities to evangelize in the workplace. He hoped Christians would be "opportunists" who would seek ways to "announce Christ" in their daily tasks.

“Work makes up a great deal not only of any person’s time, but also his identity,” Archbishop Pettipas said. “Our work also situates us in many of the relationships that make up our life.”

Due in large part to the goals of mass production and maximization of profit, the Industrial Revolution spawned workplaces that lack human touch. But Archbishop Pettipas said the workplace is always a human place, where men and women gather to spend large portions of their time.

“Work is a deeply human activity,” he said. “Because of that fact, it is also moral.”

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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