Sabbath ceasing [means] to cease not only from work itself, but also from the need to accomplish and be productive, from the worry and tension that accompany our modern criterion of efficiency, from our efforts to be in control of our lives as if we were God, from our possessiveness and our enculturation, and finally, from the humdrum and meaninglessness that result when life is pursued without the Lord at the center of it all.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
Saw this quote from Marva Dawn and wanted to share it. I believe she lives in Vancouver. She’s an amazing thinker, writer, theologian, and speaker. Her book Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for This Urgent Time is a must read for worship ministries.
I also shared this quote because I’m hoping to read and review Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book The Sabbath. I think a lot of us forget the importance of taking a Sabbath, especially those in ministry. So it should be a fun look into what Sabbath means.