Monday, probably the most disliked day of the week, it brings in the beginning of a new week. Many of us return to work after a relaxing weekend. Some of us hardly notice Monday as we work on weekends, for those who do, Monday is just another day. Let’s take a closer look at Monday though. It was not always the start of a week, in fact during the time of Christ, Sunday was the start of the week. In the Easter story, we are told that the women go to the tomb on the first day of the week, for them this was Sunday. On the day Jesus died, Friday, they would have been preparing for Passover, and the following day would be the Sabbath that we are told to keep holy. In fact, within the Mosaic law, to perform any type of work on the Sabbath, would violate the law with dire consequences.
In our time, maybe we could see Monday in a different light. It is the start of the week, giving us another opportunity to do good, help others and live our lives in obedience to Christ and his commandment to us. Maybe we could take Sunday, not only as a day to worship. But also, a day we can reflect on what we have accomplished in the past week. Perhaps we can look at ourselves though a more critical lens and see what we have done or what we have failed to do.
Monday maybe a day that is not looked at in a favorable way, but maybe it is time that we change our outlook of Mondays.
Pastor Lisa Chachula