Skip to comments.Pope Calls on Faithful to Dedicate Sunday to the Lord
Posted on 01/28/2013 1:26:25 PM PST by marshmallow
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In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square to live Sunday not only as a day of rest and of the family, but above all as a day "to dedicate to the Lord."
Addressing thousands of pilgrims, the Holy Father called to mind the Sunday Gospel of St. Luke, where Jesus enters the synagogue on the Sabbath. The Pope noted that Jesus Christ, as a devout believer, "does not neglect the weekly liturgical rhythm." Continuing his commentary on the Gospel, the Holy Father reflected on the Lord's words upon reading the passage from the prophet Isaiah: "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing" (Lk. 4:21).
"St. Cyril of Alexandria states that the 'today,' placed between the first and last coming of Christ, is linked to the believers capacity to listen and reform his life," the Holy Father said.
"But in a still more radical sense Jesus himself is the 'today' of salvation in history because he brings the fullness of redemption. The term 'today,' very dear to St. Luke, brings us to the preferred Christological title of the same evangelist, namely, 'savior' (soter). Already in the infancy narratives, it is presented in the words of the angel to the shepherds: "Today, in the city of David, there is born for you a Savior, Christ the Lord".
Pope Benedict continued his address reminding the faithful to live Sunday as a day dedicated to the Lord, where participating in the Eucharist, "we are nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ and by his Word of life." The Holy Father also stated that the Gospel invites us to reflect on our capacity to listen to God.
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At some point I decided that spending time with my family on Sundays was what God was promoting...In other words, it wasn’t about HIM....but his wonderful gifts...our families.
but... but what about the NationalFelonsLeague?
Yeah, God introduced Jesus, and Jesus introduced Paul and Paul introduced the pope, the pope changed the Lords rest from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.
If i keep any day of the week it will be the day God rested, the seventh day.
And if i go to Church i will go on the first day of the week.
Does football count?
“The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet”
**In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to live Sunday not only as a day of rest and of the family, but above all as a day “to dedicate to the Lord.”**
God bless Pope Benedict. I don’t even do dishes on Sunday! LOL!