On Ash Wednesday we are called to “slow down” in order to spend more time in prayer to grow in holiness. The question is, how do we keep the “slow down” momentum going after Easter Sunday?
Recently, the Northeastern portion of the US experienced a severe winter snowstorm, causing school closures, etc. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, shared his reflections on the benefits of “snow days” and how we can apply them to our daily lives.
Cardinal Dolan commented: “We need a bit of ‘snow day’ every day! The quiet, the prayer, the bit of leisure, the catching-up with friends – I sure enjoyed it yesterday, but my life would be happier, healthier, and holier if I made sure a portion of that characterized everyday. We also need a “snow day” each week. That is Sunday, the Sabbath. The advice to take a weekly “snow-day” comes from a rather lofty source: the Lord!
To review Cardinal Dolan’s reflections in Zenit, please click here.