Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel I want you to live the spirit of the law, and not just the letter of the law. On Sunday, the day that you set aside to worship Me because of My Resurrection, My Third Commandment calls you to honor Sunday by attending Mass for My faithful. Also, I ask you to avoid any unnecessary work to honor the holiness of that day. My mercy abounds on those who are sick or have an emergency that through no fault of their own causes them to miss Sunday Mass. There usually are many Mass times for you to come when you could make Mass. Being lazy to sleep in is no excuse. My mercy is also upon those who have to repair a wind damaged house or any other necessary need beyond your control. But if you have another time available for your work, then you should avoid working on Sunday. My holy day is a day of rest, and you should give respect to My directions for your life. There are some exceptions to the law, but do not abuse these exceptions only for your own convenience. The spirit of the law is to honor and respect My one day of rest for the week on Sunday. See to it that you follow My Commandment out of love for Me.”