Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 23 April 2018

by Paulina French “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller

It becomes easy for the meaning of work to be misunderstood. Work should be the setting for rich personal growth, where many aspects of life enter into play: creativity, planning for the future, developing our talents, living out our values, relating to others, giving glory to God. It follows that, in the reality of today’s global society, it is essential that “we continue to prioritize the goal of access to steady employment for everyone,” no matter the limited interests of business and dubious economic reasoning. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, n.127)

I ask for the grace to strive to recognise that my daily work, whatever it is, is a tool for my own personal growth.
Give me the ability to continue to prioritise employment for all who live in my community.

Mrs Paulina French

Paulina is a Chartered Accountant who spent a number of years working for an international auditing firm and with a major retail bank. She is married with two daughters. On the birth of her second daughter she left the corporate world and became a full time mom. She spent a few years doing some consulting work and used to work three mornings a week for the Jesuit Institute.

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