Fr Ed Homily 1-15-21: Sunday vs Sabbath

Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 15th, 2021Tags: , 503 words15.2 min read
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Sunday vs Sabbath

Sometimes the question comes up: “Why did the [Catholic] change the Sabbath? Hebrews gives us several thoughts. First the command was to rest on the seventh day. It never declared if the seventh day was Saturday or Wednesday or Sunday. Matter of fact, the important word here is not the seventh but rest. We are to enter into a divine rest with God. Our focus is to be on God and with God and in God. Divine rest much more than just kicking back and watching football. It is meant to be a time where you are in communion with God. You can enter into God’s rest. It is a place for your soul to be filled with divine grace. It is a place for your heart to be filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit. There is no room left for anything of this world. You are in the spiritual world with God.

And if you are Jewish you still have the Sabbath starting Friday night and ending Saturday night. Jewish custom is that the new day starts the night before. Why then do we have our Sunday as a day of worship. This is the day that Jesus rose from the dead. On this day we enter into the resurrection with our God. Sunday becomes the first day for new life. Our week begins with Sunday and ends with Sunday.

One last thought, you can only enter into divine rest if you have done divine work. There are no free rides. Today is Friday. Have you completed your divine projects this week?

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
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Phone: 715.817.3736

St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

Fr Ed Anderson
Email: fatheredanderson[at]gmail.com
Phone: 715.817.3736

St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

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