The Danger of Activism, for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

Posted May 1, 2017 11:26 pm by Peter Kwasniewski

The Danger of Activism, for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

painting by Michael O’BrienIt may seem paradoxical to assert that the feast of St. Joseph the Worker is not a glorification of work. Whenever we celebrate the saints in glory, we remember their valiant labors on earth, but we celebrate their eternal rest in God and the most intense activity of all, that face-to-face vision of the Most Holy Trinity in which the saints, without ceasing to be enraptured in the First and Last and All, see our needs and intercede for us in union with the High Priest of our confession. As even Aristotle saw, this supreme contemplation cannot

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