Since the beginning of the world, human work has been part of God’s plan:  The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it” (Genesis 2:15).  Far from being a punishment, work is rather a gift from God and an opportunity to collaborate with Him — to be co-creators!  Christians know that the main ingredient that gives any labour its value — whether it is performed outside the home or within the family, whether it is volunteer or paid work, physical or intellectual — is the love with which it is performed.  What an astonishing discovery: work is a path to holiness!