Public Catholic Changes

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; 
but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; 
in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, 
or your daughter, your manservant, 
or your maidservant or your cattle, 
or the sojourner who is within your gates; 
for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, 
the sea, and all that is in them, 
and rested the seventh day; 
therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.

I am going to try to do a better job of honoring the Sabbath.

For that reason, I am not going to post anything from the time I go to mass on Saturday evening until Monday.

I say this regretfully.

For a work addict like me, this is the equivalent of an alcoholic giving up booze for a day. I’ll probably end up posting something at 12:01 on Monday morning. But I don’t recall anything in the Third Commandment about blogging on the Lord’s Day. I also don’t remember anything about Him exempting Rebecca Hamilton.

Blessings to all of you.

I’ll be back on Monday.


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  • SisterCynthia

    Good for you! May you have a blessed Lord’s Day away from the blog world. :D

    • hamiltonr

      Thank you Sister. You too.

  • FW Ken

    Enjoy, Rebecca. You deserve it.

  • pagansister

    Everyone needs regular rest periods/breaks. I’m glad you are doing this. :-)

  • CathyLouise

    Good idea, Rebecca. Keep the Sabbath holy! CathyLouise

  • Manny

    It will do you good Rebecca. Use the time for family and prayer as it was intended. After a few weeks of withdrawl you will love the Sabbath break.

    You probably won’t see this until Monday, but check out the “wonderful” statement my governor made yesterday:

    Andrew Cuomo: Pro-Life People “Have No Place in the State of New York”

    Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has already proven himself to be one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the country. He’s repeatedly pushed a bill that would make the state that has some of the highest abortion rates in the nation further down the road of unlimited abortions.

    Now, Cuomo has said that pro-life people have no business living in the state. If the governor has any interest in pursuing national office with a potential Democratic presidential campaign, he’s definitely lost the majority of the country that appreciates the right to life of unborn babies.
    This is what I have to live wth in NY. Can you imagine any politician saying that, even if he’s pro-abort? Mind boggling. This is New York.

  • Ray Glennon

    Rebecca, I don’t go to Mass until Sunday morning, so it is not the Sabbath for me yet.

    I’m currently reading Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel” and it is outstanding. In paragraph #205 Pope Francis offers the following prayer for politicians and when I read it I thought of you and wanted to share it with your followers, if you are inclined to do so.

    Pope Francis writes:
    “I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots–and not simply the appearances–of the evils in our world! Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good. We need to be convinced that charity ‘is the principle not only of micro-relationships (with friends, with family members, or within small groups) but also of macro-relationships (social, economic and political ones).’ I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare. Why not turn to God and ask him to inspire their plans! I am firmly convinced that openness to the transcedent can bring about a new political and economic mindset which would help break down the wall separation between the economy and the common good of society.”

    Pope Francis speaks to both politicians and the rest of us in paragraph #208 where he writes:
    “If anyone feels offended by my words, I would respond that i speak to them with affection and with the best of intentions, quite apart from any personal interest or political ideology. My words are not those of a foe or an opponent. I am interested only in helping those in thrall to an individualistic, indifferent and self-centered mentality to be free from those unworthy chains and to attain a way of living and thinking that is more humane, noble and fruitful, and which will bring dignity to their presence on the earth.”

    Powerful, yet very practical, words from Pope Francis. He points to the problem and then prays that politicians will come forward with open hearts and minds to seek a solution that serves the common good. Importantly, Pope Francis doesn’t try to prescribe a specific solution.

    Twitter: @RayGlennon

  • pagansister

    I hope the time you have taken for your self and your faith is fulfilling for you. Look forward to your return to the “blogs”. :-)