27,000 + visitors have come to date, thanks be to God! Readers may be interested to read Pope Francis' comments on Sundays made on his day trip to Molise, Italy. Here is a twitter link to the Catholic News Agency article:
As readers here at reclaimsunday.net have trod the path of particular interest in placing God at the center
of our lives, experiencing the restoration in Christ thru Sunday worship we are happy to read of Pope Francis' teaching on keeping Sunday holy, the third commandment (CCC 2168.)
There are circumstances whereby family providers must labor on this day,
yet may carry within a lived truth of the day.
For all of us, reclaiming Sunday is an embrace with our Lord's day, the day of resurrection.
This week while visiting a parish a lived illustration came down the aisle on a hot summer morning
when two young parents, mother and father ushered in their three bright eyed young children all appearing under six years of age. The parents witness to their love for one another and the fruit of their union was on display for the mass in it's
entirety during the liturgy.
The constancy of God's love flowed thru each parent to their children and to one another: From the moment of arrival, teaching the children to kneel down and bless themselves before the tabernacle,
pointing out the best seating arrangements for each,
to singing along from the hymnal (holding it was exemplified as important too!), a tap here on the shoulder to mediation with the two oldest in such hushed tones as peace was restored and the
parent's constant nurturing, patient manner, abundant calm, reassuring holding of the smallest all unfolded before the community alongside the homily on Matthew 11... 'For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.'
May our Sundays remind us of God's
constant nearness, like a parent, who ever tends to the smallest need with the love sustained thru the sacraments. May we pray for all families and those in need of our prayers.