A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 18 January

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 89:20-22, 27-28; Mark 2:23-28

Our Sabbath

Here again is talk about Sabbath laws, which modern Christians tend to dismiss as legalistic. The real meaning of these laws foreshadows a time when according to God’s promise all – male and female, slave and free – would be as equals at God’s banquet and share in God’s rest. Our Sunday, according to Pope Francis, “like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection, the ‘first day’ of the new creation …”

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