For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading serves as a gentle reminder that the sabbath was a special day that You created for me. In fact, it is such a special day that You created for me that I should keep it sacred and Holy for You. It is on this day that I should be resting, regrouping, rejuvenating, contemplating, mediating and worshipping You. Of all seven days You created, this is the day for me to set aside and give back to You. What I have been doing with that day looks quite different from what You intended it to be. Thank You for this reminder that I am to use the sabbath to rest from my production and consumption of daily Life thereby having clear attention and expression as I spend time devoted to You.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
23 As He was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, His disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.
24 At this the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?"
25 He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry?
26 How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?"
27 Then He said to them, "The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.
28 That is why the Son of Man is Lord even of the sabbath."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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