Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

February 10, 2013-5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

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 'holy.'

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?

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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