Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

August 31st, 2014-Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

How has your day begun this Sunday?  A worshiping community is gathering nearby awaiting our arrival.  A word is provided today by Pope Francis on the restorative truth of Sunday in today's Angelus address: 

"Also, participating in Sunday Mass, where we find the Lord in the community, listening to His Word and receiving the Eucharist which unites us to Him and one another. And then, days of retreat and spiritual exercises are very important for spiritual renewal."

It is as if the community keeps us grounded in the foreground as we travel to the heavenly home on the horizon.  This goodness of gathering highlights generosity, understanding and welcome in the face of many of life's circumstances.  In the second reading from Saint Paul to the Romans , chapter 12, he instructs to make of our bodies a living gift.  What a beautiful word.  How may we gift our days beyond more shopping or buying?  

One illustration was as an ill person entered the final days a gift was extended and when the visitor realized there was no wrapped parcel to return the  exchange went on to what was missing.  However, the ailing friend spoke with wisdom:  the gift was given and there, in person, as the gift received was the friend himself.  In community we are given the gift of one another.  May we grow in our desire to be together forging ahead into the Lord's Day.

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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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