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A Papal call for a balance of work and rest

The "World Day for the Family" which was established by the United Nations[1] was held on May 15th 2012.  This year, the day was dedicated to what has been noted as two closely related topics: family and work.  Pope Benedict XVI made a plea for the "right to work and rest for families worldwide".

In his address the Pope stated that work should not hinder the family, but rather support and unite it, helping it to be open to life and to enter into a relationship with society and with the Church. I also hope that Sunday, the Lord's Day and weekly celebration of His Resurrection, will be a day of rest and an opportunity to strengthen family ties".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI6bC3kN0O4&feature=related

From a religious perspective the Pope's plea raises a number of important questions:

  1. What is the Lord's Day[2]
  2. How do we know which day is the Lord's Day
  3. What is the purpose of the Lord's Day

Your answers and comments on these points are most welcome and there will be a short paper posted soon giving our religious perspective on this call for a worldwide "Day of Rest".

We look forward to hearing from you.


[1] http://social.un.org/index/Family/InternationalObservances/InternationalDayofFamilies.aspx

[2] Revelation 1.10

Brighton Kavaloh

Brighton G. Kavaloh is a retired Seventh-day Adventist ordained Minister of Religion. He is the Founder and Director of Advent Religio-Legal Perspective.

2 comments

posted by Adventrlp
Monday, 05 November 2012 10:13

Dear James
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your comment and interest in this observation. I intend to post in the next few days a critique that may be of further interest to you. Please continue to leave your comments. May God bless you. Please pray for me as I do the same for you.
Brighton G Kavaloh

posted by James White Maunjili
Friday, 08 June 2012 19:36

We are ready for this development and actually it's taking long
Cheers