Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sabbath

And it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn fields on the sabbath, that his disciples began to go forward, and to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he had need, and was hungry himself, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to them who were with him? And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.
Mark 2:23-28 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father we've gotten to the point that we no longer rest on the sabbath. It's become just another day in the life of many. Granted, many follow the observances of attending Mass but it stops there. How many go off to work and earn a living because they don't have a choice. We have turned the sabbath and made it for us to continue being a busy people. But the sabbath was made for man for a purpose, to gather together in unity with one another and give back to God what he so lovingly gave us, life and a world to live in, in harmony with those we come across. To come together in prayer and thanksgiving, in praise for the love God bestows on us. But it is only, mind you, only one day that we take the time out of our busy lives and pray as a family united together. What a big family we have when we are all together to honor God and rest with Him. That alone shows our love for Him.