Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

August 11th, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

If God came knocking on your door, today, right now how would you greet him?  Would you let him in?  What would you talk about during the visit? How would today as Sunday impact the time?

Today is the feast of St. Clare which the local enclosed order of Poor Clare nuns observe for their founder St. Clare.  It raises the question of what may Christ have spoken to St. Clare to move her to leave the world to found the first enclosed order for women?  Or the other great saints on the liturgical calendar this past week:  St. Lawrence, martyr, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, martyr and St. Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers what may each teach us to contemplate this Sunday?  While visiting an Orthodox monastery this week to pick up some incense made on site the greeting was enthusiastic and opened leaving the movement of the life-giving place of a holy greeting to one another.  All these holy men and women assist us in lighting the path and keeping vigilent as today's Gospel from Luke 12 urges us to be found ready to swing open the door of our hearts to Christ who claims us as his own.

In the April 2013 edition of St. Anthony Press, Mary Elizabeth Sperry wrote an article pertaining to our interest in Reclaiming Sunday:  Bring Back the Sabbath-The Third Commandment calls us to put God's time before our own.  She offers a suggestion to help the faithful in taking small parcels of time from other activities to re-prioritze to the Lord's day. One such consideration is to 'make the day electronics-free-That means no computer, television, texting, or video games.' p. 27  She writes of the need to have an anchor to keep us on course..."Keeping the Lord's day holy and putting God's time first will help you stay on course."  p. 27.  Each person may answer God's call in a particular way as did the saints mentioned earlier, yet we too are part of God's plan.  Will you join us in announcing the banner to Reclaim Sunday, today, right now?


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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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