Some of our lady's words:
"If my people do not wish to submit themselves, I am forced to let go off the hand of my Son. It is so heavy and weighs me down so much I can no longer keep hold of it.
I have suffered all of the time for the rest of you! If I do not wish my Son to abandon you, I must take it upon myself to pray for this continually. And the rest of you think little of this. In vain you will pray, in vain you will act, you will never be able to make up for the troubles I have taken over for the rest of you.
I gave you six days to work, I kept the seventh for myself, and no one wishes to grant it to me. This is what weighs down the arm of my Son so much.
Those who drive carts cannot speak without putting the name of my Son in the middle.
These are the two things which weigh down the arm of my Son so much. If the harvest is spoiled, it is only because of the rest of you. I made you see this last year with the potatoes, you took little account of this. It was quite the opposite when you found bad potatoes, you swore oaths, and you included the name of my Son. They will continue to go bad, at Christmas there will be none left."
AS i can ascertain, the message is for us to keep the Lord's day holy and to not take the name of the Lord in vain.
A bishop says of the message: "In fine, as the principal end of the Apparition is to recall Christians to the fulfillment of their religious duties, to frequent the divine worship, His Church, to a horror of blasphemy, and to the sanctification of the Sunday, we conjure you, our very dear brethren, with a view of your heavenly, and even of your earthly interests, to enter seriously into your selves to do penance for your sins, and especially for those against the second and third commandments of God. We conjure you, our well-beloved brethren, be docile under the voice of Mary who calls you to penance, and who, on the part of Her Son, threatens you with spiritual and temporal evils, if remaining insensible to Her Maternal admonition, you harden your heart."[Signed]
"PHILIBERT, Bishop of Grenoble."
In light of the Faith itself and this message...I personally believe and practice keeping sunday holy. To me this means Mass ofcourse...but also keeping the day restful and Holy as well. I believe this means we are not to do any unnecessary shopping nor support others working on sunday threw such shopping. I believe too this includes going out to eat. I will purchase gas with my bank card or medicine/ medical supplies if anunexpected event/sickness occurs. I also believe we still need necessary services such as fire and police...but other then that...i think all other people should refrain from work and most businesses should be shut down.
Any thoughts on this...i have been accused of acting a bit like a Pharisee here...but i adamently disagree with that. I know this can be a bit trying for some families...especially large ones...but i believe whole heartedly ....we should refrain from work (including work around the house...like mowing the yard, etc.) and shopping on the Lord's day. OUr lady of la salette's message seems to support this. I know of only one encyclical "sacred rest" that addresses this issue in any way, however the details of which we must contend with here presently in america are not addressed.