Action is for the sake of contemplation.
The active for the sake of the contemplative
To labour is to pray.
Work is the discipline (the yoga) by means of which
The body holds its noise and leaves the soul free a little.
Recreation is for the sake of work.
Leisure time is for the sake of recreation.
In order that the worker may the better return to work.
Games are like sleep – necessary for the health of the body and the mind.
A means to health.
The health of the workman, the labourer, the man who prays, the contemplative.
Leisure is secular. Work in sacred.
Holidays are the active life, the working life is the contemplative life.
The object of leisure is work.
The object of work is holiness.
Eric Gill, Artist and Sculptor.