Keeping the Sabbath Wholly

Sabbath ceasing [means] to cease not only from work itself, but also from the need to accomplish and be productive, from the worry and tension that accompany our modern criterion of efficiency, from our efforts to be in control of our lives as if we were God, from our possessiveness and our enculturation, and finally, from the humdrum and meaninglessness that result when life is pursued without the Lord at the center of it all.
- Marva J. Dawn
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly

Ever since the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday has held a special place in the weekly lives of His followers. Irish Christians named the day itself after Him: An Domhnach, the Lord’s Day. It is a day different in character to the other six days of the week, a day when we set aside all non-essential work so as to be free to devote time to family, to religious practices, visiting the sick and the elderly and to leisure and recreational pastimes.

Irish Bishops


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