Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her.
Be joyful, all who were in mourning;
Exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.
-Introit, Laetare Sunday
Let the period of Lent stimulate us, therefore, to carry out our Christian duties. Let us find again the joy that participation in the Eucharist gives us. Let Sunday Mass become for us the climax of every week. Let us find again the joy that comes from repentance, from conversion, from this splendid sacrament of reconciliation with God, which Christ set up to re-establish peace in man’s conscience. Let us undertake the spiritual effort that Lent demands of us in order to be capable of accepting with all the depth of the spirit this call of the Church today: “Laetare, Jerusalem.”
Pope Saint John Paul II (source)
For musical inspiration for your restful Sunday, listen to the BIS Rests playlist here. I recommend listening to “Laetere, Jerusalem”.
Curated by Elise Howe. You can find out more about her here.