This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!
The Cathechism of the Catholic Church helps to give us fuller understanding of the need for rest God intended in the third commandment. "God's action is
the model for human action...The sabbath brings everyday work to a halt and provides a respite." (CCC 2172)
With the recent blizzard Boston has come to a quiet pause, as citizens emerge and shovel out of the mountain of snow that has fallen.
A stillness covers the neighborhood as the sunlight produces a shimmering light on the new fallen snow. Neighbors help neighbors uncover their sidewalks, vehicles and front steps. Children squeal with the glee of the abundance of it all while the
adults try to recapture the happiness of the moment. Yet, it is Sunday! Life has halted in some manner due to the winter mix, but opened us to consider a new way to enjoy the day. Before us is an invitation to participate in slowing down
to savour the less fevered pace of time. We are invited to a more full expression of resting in the presence of God. For us it will continue long past the blizzard of 13'. That is the promise of God when he blessed each Sunday and made it
As we pledge to 'Reclaim Sunday' how will you enter this Sunday as the Lord's day? Will you reach out to a neighbor and spend time together? Will you commit to attending Mass? Can you find some spiritual reading to strengthen you
for the week ahead? Will you ask a friend to visit: www.reclaimsunday.net and pledge to reclaim Sunday as the Lord's day?