September 8, 2013

Reflections on The Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

The Sabbath is about honoring those we love and those who love us, honoring the essence of the divine. By turning away from work, from the world, to cherish those we love, we honor the Sabbath.  

The Sabbath is not about one day. It is about taking time for a daughter's basketball game, a son's track race, a dinner where a family talks.

The Sabbath is a moment when a couple sits on a bench and reaffirms love.  The Sabbath is the time set aside to nurture all that gives us meaning in life, all that makes life worth living.

The Sabbath is the recognition that work, that all the hours we spend making a living, are in fact the means to this end, to the ability to have and sustain love.  When we ignore the Sabbath we destroy that which we should be working to achieve.
- Chris Hedges, Losing Moses on the Freeway