Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2014

In the Gospel at daily Mass today we hear Jesus talk about the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-8). I have two thoughts on the Sunday Rest which are only tangentially related to today’s Gospel. First, we need to stop working so that we can have the time to worship God at Mass. Second, after we’ve worshipped at Mass our recreation itself becomes a form of worship that further connects us to God. Think about it, God tells us to chill out at least once a week. Following God’s will gives him glory and honor. Thus our Sabbath recreation and refreshment is a form of worship. I am reminded of what my friend, Father Higman, says from time-to-time: “there is nothing wrong with a Sunday afternoon nap!”

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