How do we understand about labor in Catholic Church?
This study examines the understanding of human labor centering on various Church teachings. First, centering on the Bible, look around the meaning of labor in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Second, centering on the Holy Tradition, look into Early Church doctors and Popes' social doctrine letters. Then, centering on the Vatican Council II 'Gaudium et Spes', look into the meaning of labor in Catholic Church. After then, look into continuously changing view of labor in changed labor environment in point of church social doctrine view.
Through this study, reinterprets the true meaning of labor in changed labor environment and examines the subjective meaning of labor and the importance of labor in anthropocentricism. And also, look into the meaning of evangelization through labor as a Christian. In fact, such an understanding of outlook on labor can be a judgment basis of how the Church solves the new labor issue in changing labor environment and it can be initial manure.
They say we are living in the globalized world. The ultimate goal of globalization is universal development of humankind family. Notwithstanding negative globalization aspect, but if all human beings can develop universally through globalization, this globalization can't be measured as to vice or injustice. With the stream of globalization, human labor should change into universal and holistic dimension.
Development of new technology and innovation is achieved for the interest of people who dominate this world. In the center of such a dynamics, always there is a human being. The subject of development is 'the laborer'; human being can't be remained as an objective being who replaced objects. Human being is the sovereign being and the master of labor itself.
In the globalized world, not as an abandoned or estranged being but a sovereign being that joins the Christ Creation, we as a Christian can fully realize our endowed vocation. When we do not pursuit our own interest compromised with the world, but lead the world righteously with others in labor, we can attain the true value of labor as Christians.