Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

July 6, 2014-Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

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:

https://twitter.com/cnalive/status/485380467878035457

 

 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,

to 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.

 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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