Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

April 13th, 2014-Palm Sunday

Happy Sunday!

The mystery of suffering is best understood in the context of the Paschal Mystery.  A Boston marathoner faces 2014 in a new way as last year's run ended at mile 25 when suddenly the first bomb exploded.  The person living with cancer faces Easter 2014 with the new way that the cancer has not relented and time changes.  Global peace in 2014 appears elusive in the daily headlines yet the Lenten outreach to the poor makes tangible the Good News.  How do we understand this Holy Week?  This sprig of palm tucked behind the photo frame?  In a catholic school the annual spring cleaning had begun.  As one second grader dusted the crucifix the following was heard:  "Jesus washed other's feet so we need to dust his!"  We enter into these holy days as a course in the ultimate lesson of self gift...pouring out our lives for the love of Christ our redeemer and our neighbor beside us.  The sound of palms rustle in the wind.  May we pray for anyone suffering and extend our unity, our strength as a believing community with words of hope... The best is yet to come!

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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