In these busiest, dizziest days between Canadian Thanksgiving and Canadian elections… with DIocesan Synod thrown in for good measure… the need for REST becomes obvious.
If you want to read while resting, here is a link to John Mark Comer’s essay “The Gift of the Sabbath: I Am Not a Machine.” He posits that if God, who is inexhaustable, rests, we fall away from imitating God if we fail to do the same. Rest does more than remedy fatigue and replenish. It is a celebration of time and creation, which realigns all of life.
One of the teachers Comer acknowledges in his new book, Garden City (from which this exerpt comes) is Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose book The Sabbath I also recommend.