Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

November 17, 2013-Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

The change in our Sunday observance may have occurred rather gradually, but we may be lifted up recognizing that it is not to late to reclaim Sunday!  Such as those who describe how technology may have penetrated meal time as we check our emails/take calls at the table, even text during meetings while another is speaking it is no surprise that the creeping effect of such cultural effects has impacted our Sundays.   It is not to late to reclaim Sunday and all it provides, mainly our closeness to Jesus Christ! Media outlets have not delayed this year in ramping up the Thanksgiving Day shopping previews and earlier shopping hours to lead us to digest that our purchasing is more important than our loved ones! Yet, we have been baptised to know differently!! It is possible to refrain from distractions that divert our attentions from things of God with prayer, practice and perseverance. We are considering life eternal, and the peace the world cannot give experienced in our encounter with Jesus especially on Sundays.

With Thanksgivng soon to arrive in America it may be a time to reflect on our gratitude of gifts received and given this past year.

We had an increase readership last week while exploring John Paul II's Dies Domini (July 5, 1998) so let us look at his teaching of reminding us that God wills the cycles of work and rest writing: " By contrast, the link between the Lord's Day and the day of rest in civil society has a meaning and importance which go beyond the distinctly Christian  point of view.  The alteration between work and rest, built into human nature, is willed by God himself, as appears in the creation story in the Book of Genesis: rest is something 'sacred', because it is man's way of withdrawing from the sometimes excessively demanding cycle of earthly tasks in order to renew his awareness that everything is the work of God.  There is a risk that the prodigious power over creation which God gives to man can lead him to forget that God is the Creator upon whom everything depends." 

How are we preparing for tomorrow? For Thanksgiving and Christmas this year?  Are we found to thank God for all his blessings in our lives for better or for worse?  So forward with courage we have more ground to cover!


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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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