Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

February 23rd, 2014-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Happy Sunday!

How were you living as holy?  As catholic? As Christian? The questions raised in a homily are thoughtful on any Sunday, but rich as we pray in preparation for the upcoming Lenten season with Ash Wednesday on March 5th.  God's hands are opened to us. Sundays offer us the invitation to place our lives in God's hands.

 

Having sited the book prior, here is an additional portion from Jeremy Driscoll's, What Happens at Mass, "While singing with one voice (many are one), all come forward to the priest to receive from him, one by one, the Body and Blood of The Lord.  This action confirms in our flesh what our lips have prayed.  Once again it is worth our paying close attention to the bread and wine that we originally brought forward.  In the same place where it was originally handed over to Christ and from the same hands that received it, it is now handed back to us.   ...We can say that the lives we brought forward are handed back, but they are handed back completely transfigured and transformed.  Into what?  The simple ritual words bluntly tell us:  'The Body of Christ.../The Blood of Christ.'  We say 'Amen'...to say we agree to it, that we accept its consequences.  We accept becoming ourselves the Body of Christ, ourselves his Blood."  P.  122-123.

 Have you truly been open to the goodness God showers upon us?  Sundays are an invitation to be reminded who we are in Christ...Beloved, forgiven, renewed.  Becoming what we have received changes the direction of a reply as we heard in Matthew 5 today-turning the other cheek, handing over extra clothes, and going the extra mile.  This Sunday  we thank God for our catholic community and and the gift of Sundays!

Peace!

 

 

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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