Sabbath

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Remember the Commandment ‘Keep Holy the Sabbath?’  Well, I think it is open to interpretation…..

Many religious denominations define it by taking the time each week to attend a church service.  Maybe that works for some, but I find that people think that they are obeying that Commandment by going to church for an hour, checking it off the list, and resuming normal activities such as gossiping on the way out of church and racing others out of the parking lot.

I like to believe what Peter Kreeft has said about God:

  • God is all knowing
  • God is all powerful
  • God is all loving

I try to remember that every time something happens that makes me question or doubt.  With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the ‘Sabbath Comand.’  

Perhaps we should think of the Sabbath as a time apart, a retreat from our daily life, permission to take a break from the hectic, busy, crazy lives we lead.  What does that mean?  A change in our daily routine…

Maybe we should start slowly so that we don’t go into shock!

So, here are some suggestions (and remember, it’s much easier to say than to do):

Examine your daily activities, time spent on social media, tech devices, tv/movies.  STOP THEM – maybe just for an hour…..graduating to an entire day.

God loves us and what He (She) has gifted us is always for our good.  So, a break from your daily activities to sit in silence, take a walk, spend time with family,  plant a flower garden…the list goes on and on, you know what brings you joy.

 A Sabbath Day…a day of rest…a day to connect with the Holy.  God rested after creating the world, I think we can too!

How healthy is that???

5 thoughts on “Sabbath

  1. Love this! Lately I’ve been listening to Sunday mass on YouTube in the peace of whatever surrounding I happen to be in! Less distraction and so much more focus! Thank you!

  2. I was privileged to be on an Ignatian silent retreat this past weekend. It is a great blessing to retreat into silence and just “be”. It is possible to be so much more open to our Lord when we step away from the busyness of our lives and focus in silence. We all need to step away in some manner periodically.

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