Resting yesterday left me with only time for a quick post today, as I scramble around, but I had to quickly share this NY Times article that brings forth a beautiful point of Pope Francis, and one hopefully we can start to put into practice, maybe even this weekend
“Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport. But this is being destroyed, in large part, by the elimination of the Sabbath rest day. More and more people work on Sundays as a consequence of the competitiveness imposed by a consumer society.” In such cases, he concludes, “work ends up dehumanizing people.
My parents always made a point of not shopping on Sundays, not only so that we would rest as a family, but also so that there wasn’t as much consumer pressure that all shops and businesses need to be open on Sundays, maybe that way more people wouldn’t have to work on Sundays too.
This will be something good to remember this weekend as I am hosting a baby shower for my best friend on Sunday, and that leaves me only Monday to pack and prepare to bring this little girl
to California on Tuesday…
Well the best way to get ready will be heeding the words of the Holy Father!
God Bless and have a good week everyone!