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January 15, 2010

Friday Favorites: Sabbath Is…

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In a society that is overworked, overextended and overwhelmed, Sabbath is the antidote. Rest, restoration, life.

Today's Friday favorite is a quote on Sabbath that really challenges our (and my) need to produce in order to be valued or loved (neither of which are the truth or basis of God's love of us.)

Friday Favorite: Sabbath Is…


“Sabbath is
…taking a day a week to remind myself that I did not make the world and that it will continue to exist without my efforts.
…a day when my work is done, even if it isn’t.
…a day when my job is to enjoy. Period.
…a day when I am fully available to myself and those I love most.
…a day when I remember that when God made the world, he saw that it was good.
…a day when I produce nothing.
…a day when at the end I say, ‘I didn’t do anything today,’ and I don’t add, ‘And I feel so guilty.’
…a day when my phone is turned off, I don’t check my email, and you can’t get a hold of me.”

(from Rob Bell. Velvet Elvis. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005, p. 117-18.)

  • Kel

    thankyou Tara for sharing this quote from Rob Bell
    it will inform the sabbath part of my intention to live out the sacred rhythms