"'Only man is capable of work, and only man works, at the same time by work occupying his existence on earth,' writes Pope John Paul II. In his 1981 encyclical letter titled Laborem Exercens ('On the Dignity of Human Labor'), John Paul II argued that in order to understand the dignity of human work, we must consider two dimensions of labor. According to the late Roman Pontiff, work has an objective and a subjective dimension. It is the often overlooked subjective dimension, however, that helps us to assess whether an economic system is just and what - including rest - is due to the worker."
recent commentary, Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P.,
reflected on Pope St. John Paul II consideration of the dimensions of work and those things, including rest, that are due to workers.
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Aleteia: Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP: John Paul II: Work and the right to rest (6 SEP 21)