Amoris Laetitia 25: When Work Is Lacking

amoris laetitia memeSometimes, work is lacking for members of a family. It affects more than just the economy of community or a household.

25. This having been said, we can appreciate the suffering created by unemployment and the lack of steady work, as reflected in the Book of Ruth, Jesus’ own parable of the laborers forced to stand idly in the town square (Mt 20:1-16), and his personal experience of meeting people suffering from poverty and hunger. Sadly, these realities are present in many countries today, where the lack of employment opportunities takes its toll on the serenity of family life.

Pope Francis doesn’t mention it here, but finances are one major point of stress for many families, a trigger that eats away at family life.

Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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