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We Need the Sabbath Day of Rest
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M.
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We Need the Sabbath Day of Rest

A Lenten Moment

Some days it's easy to identify with the fellow who has had enough of a troubled life. He flops down, says he's ready to give up, and has a nap. Well, it takes two naps, two jugs of water and two hearth cakes – all served up by an angel – to give him the strength to complete his forty day journey.

The Lord's day, every Sunday, is food and drink and rest for the journey. Every Sunday is like an angel that comes to us when our hearts are heavy. We desperately need our Sunday naps and "hearth cakes." We desperately need a day free from business as usual, a day without errands, demands, and travel.

Recreation is not a luxury; it's a necessity. Without the Lord's day refreshment, Christianity itself would soon flopped down unable to go any further.

- Hildegard Kerney

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