Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

June 16th, 2013- Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to the day of rising, innocence restored and shelter from any storm!  We may ask ourselves how will I enter into this Sunday understanding Christ as savior?  Or may I simply enfold the hours into practical and possibly even efficient tasks on the 'to do' list?  As we move to 'RECLAIM SUNDAY,' together how is the very essence of Sunday motivating us to see anew? hear anew? breathe anew? taste anew?  Saturdays have taken on a more full sense of 'preparation for Sunday' completing then what may otherwise migrate on to Sunday.  This has allowed an 'anticipation' of all Sunday offers.  When we are 'looking forward' to meeting a friend, a vacation, sports, leisure in all forms, good news anticipated does it not elevate our posture to longed for fulfillment? 

The woman in Luke's Gospel today is brought to the feet of Jesus, weeping and kissing the holy feet while pouring out oil in the hope of forgivenesss for her sins.  Those of office around her offer scorn and yield their words to Jesus on just the 'sort of woman' she is.  Jesus, however, in his fatherhood protects her dignity and those who misunderstand he corrects.

In the US Father's Day is observed today providing a time for a prayer for all men as fatherhood, like motherhood, comes in many forms.  May all men grow into the full stature of their dignity as fathers.  May we always be found to be looking after one another on our journey toward Heaven as did the Holy Family for one another.

Let us try to support family life keeping in mind the support that comes from prayer.  This Sunday try to 'postpone' one activity for tomorrow or later in the week to allow for holy rest.

Pass on: to friends!


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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

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.

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

29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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