Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Obligations

On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health. The charity of truth seeks holy leisure -- the necessity of charity accepts just work (CCC 2185).

In other words, no regrets.
I'm currently trying to refrain from catching up on work on Sunday. The temptation is so easy, and the pay-off is immediate. But what of the long-term?

God has given us a day to rest and spend time with our family - how could we squander such a gift by worries and stress? Today, I'll be finishing up work like I usually do. But next Sunday? On Easter? No way. I'll be doing no work whatsoever.

Hopefully I'll carry that on for many Sundays to come as well!

Have a blessed Palm Sunday!

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