Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 4, 2016

Happy Sunday!

Today St. Mother Teresa was canonized placing before us a model of graceful humility.  How often have we 'seen' the 'unseen', 'heard' those 'silenced' and 'touched' the 'forgotten?'  How is it that a woman of God with poverty and love effected millions?? Everyone has dignity.  A working mother spoke of a day when she was 'free' and still due to an overbooked schedule as the norm scoured her mind:  Am I to be at work? Or is there an appointment I have missed?  What have I forgotten to be actually free on a weekend?  So scheduled and programmed an experience of rest entered in bringing with it a joy  misplaced by the value of productivity at the price of time with loved ones.  This was a time to be again fully present in Sunday, our day of resurrection.  Leaving 'space' to welcome prayer and even our flourishing as human beings is supported by the observance of Sunday rest.  If we  live Sunday as the Lord's day, a fullness of joy moves in!  How has Sunday's rest kept you more fully alive?  This weekend in the US is Labor Day.  May we pray for dignified labor for people and the justice of rest to worship God and love our family and friends.  St. Mother Teresa bring us to the care for every soul that you lived each day!  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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