February 01, 2010

Sunday is Always On

Over this past weekend, my friends in the Carolinas were clobbered with a kind of winter storm that we usually see here in Minnesota. I got a text from Argent on Saturday that said she may be sleeping in the church overnight. I sympathized and appreciated her efforts. Argent reminded me that the Lord is to be worshipped no matter the weather.

She’s right.

Sunday weather is not like a sudden meeting cancellation during your workday. Just because the weather is bad and you can’t get to Mass doesn’t mean you get one hour back in your day. You may have a valid reason for not getting to Mass but the Lord should get the time anyway. In the privacy of your home as the storm rages you can read Scripture or spend time in prayer. As you are flat on your back in bed in congestive misery you can offer up your sufferings to the Lord and, perhaps, read some writings of the Saints.

Even if you are ill or there is a family emergency and you can’t get to Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation, that doesn’t mean just forget the Lord as if you should say “Whew, don’t need to worry about THAT now!” The Lord is not that, he’s all that.
He gave you time, now give Him some back.

Every day is Sunday.


Blogger Christine said...

I didn't make Mass, but we did say the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet :)

February 01, 2010 7:58 AM  
Blogger Argent said...

There were a few brave souls who made it to Mass. It was interesting, the kind of fraternity we experienced. Even though there were a lot of empty pews, it didn't feel lonely. With the eyes of faith, we knew we weren't just a handful of worshipers.

February 01, 2010 8:13 AM  
Blogger Angela M. said...

Great post!

February 01, 2010 11:27 AM  
Blogger belinda said...

My favorite line... everyday is Sunday. Yes indeed!

February 03, 2010 9:04 PM  

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