Do we cruise beneath the surface?Or do we make waves? How do we stay playful? Or rise to make a splash? Do we remember to come up for air?
“The bush burned, was alive with flame and was not consumed. Why? Isn’t it because, as a bush, it was perfect? It was exactly as a bush is meant to be. A bush certainly doesn’t have the opportunity for prideful and selfish choices, for self-destruction, that we human beings do. It is.“ ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet
How do you get to the place where you are not consumed?
“It is good to make an end of movement, to come to a point of rest, a place of pause. There is some strange magic in activity, in keeping at it, in continuing to be involved in many things that excite the mind and keep the hours swiftly passing. But it is a deadly magic; one is not wise to trust it with too much confidence. ~ Howard Thurman
What keeps you from making an end to movement?
“Once people feel nourished and refreshed, they cannot help but be kind; just so, the world aches for the generosity of a well-rested people.“ ~ Wayne Muller
What refreshes you?
“When practiced, Sabbath keeping is an active protest against a culture that is always on, always available and always looking for something else to do.“ ~ Stephen W. Smith
How do you practice sabbath?
“I discovered the Sabbath isn’t about what is done or left undone as much as breathing in the goodness of God. The more I inhale the more I desired another long breath.“ ~ Margaret Feinberg
How do you breathe in?