St. Josemaria teaches that the most prosaic task can become a pathway to sanctity. Thus, what looks like writing code on the outside can actually be sanctifying oneself by writing code. Rather than being a matter of Pelagian self-sanctification, it is a matter of corresponding to God's grace and responding with a gift of self. "Before God...[e]verything gains the value of the Love with which it is done." This teaching has enormous ramifications for work, economics, productivity, prosperity and happiness.
Centesimus Annus Della Ratta family endowed professor at the Catholic University of America's School of Business and Economics