Defense of leisure
... depends for its very existence on leisure, and leisure, in its turn, is not possible unless it has a durable and consequently living link with the cultus, with divine worship” (Piper, 15). This statement encompasses Pieper’s stand on how leisure and philosophy, and theology, influences each other.
Leisure is an integral part in creating and cultivating a culture. Done after all the humanly work, leisure is the time for reflection and self-discovery, by which, culture propagates and develops. True leisure, based on the principles of Pieper, is a condition of the soul which allows a person to think and to meditate. This becomes the only path to reach man’s full potential.
The human mind has the capaci...