It’s not the work. Curiously, research suggests that people
do not burn out from hard work. After all, no one builds a business or makes a
cultural or scientific advance by working 40 hours a week. It’s not hard work
that burns us out. We burn out when we commit to what is essentially
impossible. The most impossible thing is the responsibility we take on for
somebody else’s happiness, salvation, or destiny.
Download Bishop Paul's April column for secular newspapers below. More than 110 columns have been published over the past ten years by daily and weekly newspapers in northeastern Pennsylvania. The combined circulation of papers that publish the monthly column regularly is some 400,000.