Today’s article of the week is a great post from Relevant magazine, The Most Ignored Commandment by Nancy Sleeth.
The most-ignored commandment is…you guessed it. Keeping the Sabbath.
Oh, not what you were expecting?
“Our generation is the first in 2,000 years of church history that is on the go 24/7. But this experiment in Sabbath-less living is taking a huge toll…The result? Nonstop stress,” Sleeth writes.
The article gets five stars for hitting the nail on the head:
“Scholars have argued for centuries about how to define rest. Here’s a simple definition: decide what work is for you and don’t do it on your Sabbath,” Sleeth says. “For people engaged in sedentary work during the week, puttering around in the garden on the Sabbath might be restful. For people who do manual labor, holy rest might mean taking a nap.”
I made the resolution to personally keep a Sabbath years ago, and Sunday is now my favorite day of the week.
You can read the full article here.