“Sabbath’s golden rule:  Cease from what is necessary.  Embrace that which gives life.” ~Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God

As you wipe dinner plates, scour the messes left by others in their wake, may you sense even in the midst of menial tasks that God is with you, always and everywhere. Keep saying the word that invites him to move in close – Hello – and then listen.

Give yourself permission to curl up with a new book or the first season of Call the Midwife and waste an extravagent amount of minutes. Let go of what you ought to do for a date with holy time. Because sometimes what feels like a necessary must, can wait for the other six days in the week.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

Want to make Sabbath a weekly rhythm and not just something you fit in to the cracks between busyness? Join the Sabbath Society, it all started here.