When God commands us to take a day of rest, and do no servile work on Sundays, He means it! In today’s culture of hyper-productivity, many disobey and they pay the penalty for it.
But the sabbath and the day of rest at the end of the week should be seen as a delight, as scripture states, and the Princess of God takes the day to enjoy, rest, and reflect, before starting all the hard work she does during the week.
Many people have a hard time resting on Sundays because they simply do not work hard and diligently during the week as well – make sure, Princess of God, that this is not you, and that you have spent all your efforts in diligent labor from Monday to Sunday!
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isaiah 58: 13-14
What promises God gives to those who listen to and obey Him!
In an approved apparition of Our Lady at La Salette (France), the Blessed Mother enjoins us to observe the Sabbath:
“Six days I have given you to labor, the seventh I have kept for myself; and they will not give it to me. It is this which makes the arm of my Son so heavy. … There are none who go to Mass except a few aged women. The rest work on Sunday all summer; then in the winter, when they know not what to do, they go to Mass only to mock at religion.”
How important it is for the Princesses of God to listen to Our Mother and to be bright lights in a world of disobedience and darkness!
Furthermore, the observance of the Sabbath is not a hard imposition for the Princess of God, but truly a “delight” meant for her own well-being and enjoyment.
She remembers what God has said to her through the Book of Genesis as well:
“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all HIs work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.” Genesis 2: 2-3.
Thus, taking the day of rest on Sundays is an act of humility for the Princess of God – surely if God, who requires no sleep or rest, deigned to rest on the seventh day, she must rest also!
Some great activities that can and should be done on the Sabbath include attending mass, reading Scripture, relaxing household cleaning, taking a bubble bath, visiting with friends and family, spiritual reading, and planning one’s upcoming week.