Praca w rozumieniu bł. Marii Karłowskiej
WORKING WITHIN THE MEANING OF BL. MARIA KARŁOWSKA
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Reflection Bl. Maria Karłowska over work, scored on her own experience of work and congregation, based on the belief that its duty is clear from God’s command, which is considered to be equal to the commandment of God. God not only gave people to work, but in Christ, he gave a model of its implementation. The man, in imitation of Christ, is obliged to take any kind of work to develop properly. These three types of work vary significantly, however, are closely related. Physical labor has – according to M. Karłowska – fundamental importance. Thanks to it the person provides primary needs. This kind of work also has educational value. Making it, shapes your character and personality. Accompanying the nuisance caused by this type of work and fatigue Karłowska gives meaning and ascetic penance. Brain work aims to draw man’s attention to the beauty. Contact with the beauty is a source of inner transformation of man. Man has been gifted by God to create beauty. Hence, he has the duty to discover and develop his talents. Two types of mental activity attach the particular importance of the author. The first one is reading – good reading brings great benefit to man so that Karłowska dares to call it the eighth sacrament, thus reflecting the relationship of intellectual and spiritual work. The other type of mental activity is singing. Joint singing especially in church has – according to the author – strength consolidating and transforming morally individuals and entire social groups. Finally, the work of the spirit, which Maria Karłowska equates with a prayer, is the constant of being in the presence of Christ by taking short fervent prayers. Although she does not pay much attention to this kind of work, considers it to be the most perfect level of human activity. Work is so for a man – how reveals Maria Karłowska – given to him by God for his full development.
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