Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

February 24, 2013-Second Sunday of Lent

Happy Sunday!

How do you prepare for Sunday?

Thank-you to the Lord for blessing this day and setting it apart for worship!

We need one another to live as a community of believers.  This second Sunday of Lent we are invited to listen to the Gospel of Luke (9: 28b-36) and contemplate the Transfiguration.  (The on line version of the New American Bible -revised may be located at: www.usccb.org.)

Behold the glory of the Lord!  We understand that his disciples will be sustained by his glory, teachings, miracles, and words of life as they journey toward the Passion.  We ask the Lord to help our unbelief.  Sunday is a time to gather, praise God, while turning our hearts and minds up to Heaven.  One question when God appears again is will he find us sustained by the day sanctified from time's beginning?  To 'Reclaim Sunday,' let us leave space to let God in and re-order the hours of this day.

Our class is encountering Sunday by first 'anticipating' its arrival. 

To 'prepare' to enter into Sunday and the Liturgical Seasons we study an assignment which gives us allowance to develop a more conscious awareness of the Liturgy.  Here are a few of the ingredients for you to share with friends and family:

Try to consider in advance:

1. How is the Mass forming and transforming you?

2. Think of part of the Mass in advance and the Theology of the moment also ahead of time and then, like Mary, ponder it and consider how to live it out.

3. As you integrate Sunday's celebration into your lives, how are you experiencing the three motifs of: rest, freedom/redemption and covenant?'

4. Contemplate the readings of two weeks in ordinary time and speak to someone what it is saying about Christ and about His relationship to you.

5. Pray with two weeks of Sunday readings and the Sunday prayer texts in Lent.  What have you noticed?

In the immediacy of life the rhythm has not allowed for 'preparation,' but rather an urgency that overlooks a time of growth, a time of patient waiting, a fullness of hope.  Let us enter into this Lent, this Sunday, waiting in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord.  If you would, would you be able to forward this to someone who could join us in our culture to: 'Reclaim Sunday?"

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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