Working at not working

The Talmud suggests that the Sabbath is a taste of eternity, allowing us to practice and experience now a glimmer of what awaits. Or, more simply, practicing the presence of God. Unfortunately, that muscle isn’t as developed as I would like. Strangely, I even work to learn to rest.

What are your thoughts on Sabbath?

Do you observe it in any way?  Why or why not?

If so, what does that look like for you?

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.  Genesis 2:3


2 Responses

  1. Nellie Fenwick
    Something to really think about. Many Christians keep the Sabbath by going to church -- but then spend the afternoon shopping. It's a little hard to practice the presence of God in a bustling market or mall. What a gift to be able to spend one day a week just enjoying God's love and peace. Why don't we take the time to accept and enjoy that gift?
    • Jen
      A struggle for me and I know for many. Searching to know what it looks like, while remembering it is a gift to us and not created as a rod to rule us.
  2. […] If I’ve had a productive year, my week of camping is highly restorative to me. If I’ve had a day of physical hard work in the yard or house, an evening movie or book is enjoyable. When I’ve worked in the office all week, Sunday afternoon in my garden is a refreshing change of pace. God gives us a healthy pattern of work/rest in the Sabbath. […]

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