This time last year a lot of things were still locked down including churches, and if anything was open, there were extensive restrictions. Plus, the Sunday obligation to attend Mass was not in effect many parts of the Church. For a lot of us we are definitely back to a situation that looks a lot like normal if still not totally normal. More than a year later we have been enjoying some “breathing room,” so to speak, in our lives from the societal shutdown caused by a respiratory virus.
Even though we have in large part returned to Sunday I want to offer a three-part reflection series on the importance and value of Sunday as the Lord’s Day and Sunday worship as the Church continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic because in a significant sense what we typically know as Sunday was taken away from us by the virus then chewed up and spat out back to us in a form that not we did not recognize.
The three-part series is called “Now That the Sun Has Returned: Reflection Series on The Lord’s Day for A Church (Still) Recovering From the Pandemic“.
So “now that the Sun(day) has returned” we should meditate on its importance and how to always keep the Lord’s Day holy no matter what happens.
Posts will be released on the next three Sundays in the morning at 6am CT- Aug 15 (Tomorrow), Aug 22, and Aug 29
This series is being featured on both here at Laudare and my personal site BLACKCATHOLIC.