Sunday, July 29, 2018

Leisure: the Basis of Culture

The title of the Thomistic philosopher Joseph Pieper's must read about the Christian meaning of leisure.

Not mere amusement or Epicurean stimulation, but a contemplative, re-creative activity.

Such was our attempt this blessed Sunday.  Holy Mass, lunch with discussion on matters of faith, then sitting down at home enjoying a Belgian ale, then a trip out to Flint Creek to picnic and swim.

The conversation, communion with nature, and the simple beauty of the country drive across northeast Oklahoma reminded me of the Divine source of all our lives.

Wishing you had an equally leisurely Sunday.

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