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Lifehacker, a site which I frequent and whose ideas & tips I often use, recently suggested that you should “Start Your Work Week on Sunday to Improve Productivity“.

Sorry, but I hold a different belief on that topic.

“The institution of the Lord’s Day helps everyone enjoy adequate rest and leisure to cultivate their familial, cultural, social, and religious lives…

“On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.”

“The charity of truth seeks holy leisure; the necessity of charity accepts just work.” [St. Augustine, De civ. Dei 19, 19: PL 41, 647]

Catechism of the Catholic Church

No thanks. I’ll start my work week on Monday, so that I have ample time to rest & relax, and spend precious hours with my family on the weekend, particularly on Sunday.

Don’t live to work. Work to live.

Sunday Family Hike at Pere Marquette
Sunday Family Hike at Pere Marquette

By Michael

Michael loves his God, wife, 3 sons, family & friends, reading, music, & his garden. He's a music director at Holy Family Catholic Church. By day, he is a Sr. Consultant at Omniture, an Adobe company.

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