Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Holy Family Sunday-December 31, 2017

Happy Sunday!

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! wishes you a deepening life of prayer in 2018!  We are grateful that you visit here to pause and consider the gift of Sunday.  Sundays are the little Easters of the weeks!  When serving in the field the sanctuary of peace is our home.  

The church places before us this feast of the Holy Family.  The family is under strain by the culture.  The church family too experiences it's own challenges.  Yet into this a Christ child is born!  Parents so profoundly in love with God they overcome the limitations of circumstances.  So we are invited into the manger during this Octave of Christmas.  Will you approach this poor humble dwelling to hold the prince of peace?  Can the judgements of this world be laid down to enter the mystery from God's plan?  

In all of this during an errand to buy milk a young woman made her purchases in line first.  She could be heard sniffling and taking out a tissue to attend to the winter's cold.  Looking around at the market driven St. Valentine's chocolates and Easter bunnies and eggs the commercialism of our beloved Christmas was relegated to a shelf of 75% off.  Imagine and in the church we are still in the Octave!  Then looking up, could see  the young woman was crying, tears rolling down her face while she received change from the cashier.  Who knows why she was weeping.  A moment of solidarity offered words of wellness hoping she is better  soon.  But there are silent crosses people carry, that are  there at Christmas when the family is highlighted.  She may be suffering in a way known only to God.  May we offer this feast day for the Blessed trust Joseph extended to expectant Mary while fostering Jesus.  Also in 2018 may Sunday open our horizons to Heaven and beyond the technology screen and to caring to the tears of His lambs.



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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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