Keeping the Sabbath holy does not imply that ‘nobody should work on a Sunday’ (Write Back, September 20).
It means that the Lord’s Day should be marked by grateful remembrance of God’s saving work.
Sunday is the day of rediscovering the true nature and deep roots of joy. This joy should never be confused with shallow feelings of pleasure which, as in the case of football and other sports, inebriate the senses and emotions for a brief moment, but then leave the heart unfulfilled. In the Christian view, joy is more enduring and consoling. As a day of rest, Sunday is a day in which we are called to withdraw from the sometimes excessively demanding cycle of earthly tasks in order to renew our awareness that everything is the work of God. In this way Sunday becomes the soul of the other days so that the perfect Christian is, in a sense, always in the Lord’s Day.