Who am I? This is the persistent question of modern man. Many end up defining themselves by their work. Is this wise? Is this the best approach for Christian men?
After many years of languishing on my endless reading list I finally got around to reading Josef Pieper’s modern classic, Leisure: the Basis of Culture. For those not familiar with the work, Pieper’s provocative thesis is that leisure is better than work and more desirable.
According to Pieper, work is what we do out of necessity and utility, whereas as genuine leisure involves activities that are desirable for their own sake because

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