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Bishop's summer message stresses importance of rest

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In his latest message “The Best of What May Be,” released July 10 both as a written message and a podcast, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., suggests summer is the perfect time to take a break.

“Summer is a good time to read that novel you’ve been wanting to; a time to fix those things around the house you haven’t wanted to; a time to reintroduce yourself to neighbors or to make their acquaintance; a time to walk rather than run; a time to catch your breath in the race of life; a time for family and friends,” the Bishop says. “You have to love the summertime and the break it introduces into our busy lives, for all too quickly it disappears with the unrelenting march of time.”

And Bishop O’Connell reminds readers and listeners that the need for rest is rooted in Scripture.

“Scripture tells us that even God ‘rested’ after the work of creation (Genesis 2:2).  Made in His image, then, let’s make the time to rest and give others the time and space to do the same.”

You can read Bishop O’Connell’s full message HERE and listen to it HERE.

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