Why I love Sundays…

I know that Sunday means different things for different people. Depending on your faith, your activity in that faith, etc. you may view Sunday in all kinds of different lights. I love Sunday because it is the beginning and end of my week.

1. End: There is just something about Sundays that signals the end, the close of another week. I find myself in a more reflective mood and I usually find myself reflecting on what that week held. It’s helpful that my church has a time of confession, that we have communion every Sunday, and that we are called to worship through singing and prayer. I really enjoy the time and opportunity to look back on a week of…. work and friends and marriage and family and all of it. Every Sunday, I remember the pains and gains of my classroom (right now I’m teaching at Duke Young Writers’ Camp). Every Sunday, I think about where I fell short (and how God chooses to love me anyways). Every Sunday, I am reminded of the blessing my wife is, the blessing my family is, the blessing my life is.

2. Beginning: There’s also something about Sunday that signals new opportunity. I love taking that Sabbath day to rest, to regain my energy for everything I know is coming next. This week? I know that I have four more days at writing camp, that I need to have my lessons ready and my mind right. This week? I know that I have the opportunity to apply Geoff’s sermon and the chance to experience more of the Lord. Sunday is the turning point that sets our feet in a new week and new joys.

Maybe this is just splitting hairs… but I really enjoy Sunday. I enjoy the reflection of what has passed, the steadying for what is to come, and the restful present of the Sabbath. Now… let the week begin… or end… or whatever.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s