Ordering our Time

Keeping Sabbath “Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.” Deuteronomy 5:15

“I’m so busy… I just don’t have enough time to complete all my work.”  Do you need a break, but doubt you have time for it? What about those who don’t have sufficient work to sustain themselves? The practice of keeping Sabbath helps us to resist the tyranny of too much or too little work. “Sabbath keeping is not about taking a day off but about being recalled to our knowledge of and gratitude for God’s activity in creating the world, giving liberty to captives, and overcoming the powers of death,” writes Dorothy Bass. How might ceasing from work one day a week reshape your work and attitudes on the other six? How might your life change if you made regular time to say no to worry, shopping, bill-paying and meetings, and yes to meals with friends and loved ones, walks in nature, reading a good book, or joyfully worshiping? Read more about the spiritual practice of Sabbath-keeping for Christians here.

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