This week at Edge, we played a high-energy activity that alternated crazy commands with short periods of rest. The teaching focused on how the Sabbath applies to our lives today.
The Sabbath finds its origin in God Himself who rested after creation.
We are called to keep the Sabbath holy, first and foremost by our participation in the Sunday Eucharist.
Our rhythm of life on Sunday should look different than the other days of the week.
Catechism Reference: “God’s action is the model for human action. If God ‘rested and was refreshed’ on the seventh day, man too ought to ‘rest’ and should let others, especially the poor, ‘be refreshed.’ The Sabbath brings everyday work to a halt and provides a respite. It is a day of protest against the servitude of work and the worship of money.” (CCC 2172)
Scripture Reference: “And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.” (Genesis 2:2-3)
Family Reflection Questions:
Why is Sunday called the Sabbath day? What is so important about this day?
As a family, do our Sundays feel like a day of rest? Why or why not?
How can we make our Sundays more restful and more focused on God? What is one change you would like to make?