“Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all.” - Anne Lamott

SABBATH is the sacramental gift of time that allows us to rest in Jesus. We often forget that we are not required to produce the fruit but to stay close to the One who does. But, as good as it sounds, it can be really hard to practice a twenty-four-hour Sabbath in a culture so driven by activity and accomplishment. This week, practice preparing for Sabbath so that the day of rest can really be rest. Think ahead to what you would normally do on your Sabbath day—cleaning, buying groceries, cooking meals, making and/ or keeping appointments, doing laundry—and do as much of it as you can ahead of time. You may also find that some tasks you normally do on that day can just wait to be done after your Sabbath.

LaVigne, Michaele . Living the Way of Jesus 


“If we do not allow for a rhythm of rest in our overly busy lives, illness becomes our Sabbath—our pneumonia, our cancer, our heart attack, our accidents create Sabbath for us.” —Wayne Muller