16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Taking sabbath to heart has a significant impact on the way in which we live our lives, practically and spiritually.

The practical part is evident on the surface. Setting aside time for Sunday Mass, quiet, and time with others requires planning and commitment. There is a practical dimension to the physical and emotional benefits of such time away from the stress and busyness of our daily lives as well. The spiritual impact of sabbath may take a little while to begin to perceive. When we put God first in our lives, everything else falls into place in a different, holier way. We begin to see God’s grace in the daily circumstances of our lives, and to grow in understanding of what we are to do and how we are called to act. We know who we are in God’s sight, and whose we are, as children of God.

Today’s Readings: Jer 23:1–6; Ps 23:1–3, 3–4, 5, 6; Eph 2:13–18; Mk 6:30–34

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