And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. ~Genesis 2:3
For most Christians, Sunday is a day of worship, a day of rest. Yet worship is so much more than the songs we sing on Sunday morning. It is how we choose to live the rest of the week.
In this day and age where our lives have become controlled by alarms, planners, constant calendar notifications, is Sunday still a day of rest?
Have we forgotten about our traditional morning mass, followed by ‘pastizzi’ and our modest family lunch? Our afternoon tea and ‘tombla’? We simply can’t afford to spare a day from studying, sending emails, and organising our planner for the week to come.
We need to remember however, that if Sunday or our day of rest becomes any other day, then we will become victims of endless routines. Our bodies, our minds, our souls need their rest. Why not snuggle by the fire, drink a cup of tea (or two), read a good book or watch an old movie? Why not sleep an extra hour? Why not pray and go to mass?
Come to me all who are weary and burned and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28
Remember, if you get tired learn to rest, not to quit. Take care of yourself. You can start over each morning.