Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sabbath Rest

Just enjoying a sabbath-like rest today.   I've barely walked more than 100 yards today, and that was to supper at Ujwal's and back.   Saturdays generally have been like this here in India for me.  I've used the days mostly to just kick back and rest and _do nothing_.   A wonderful concept of rest that I fear Westerners have nearly forgotten.  No work means doing nothing, or as close to nothing as possible.  Certainly, there are exceptions and the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath.   And I probably don't do enough reading of Scripture and meditating on it and on G-d and praying to Him as I ought on my sabbath.  But I do try to take some rest of doing very little on these days.  It helps keep me from burning myself out.  :-)  And a measured rest now and then is often needed I think to help with culture shock!  and I seem to need it about every seven days or so.   Thank you L'rd for resting on the seventh day, reviewing the good work you had done,  and giving us an example to follow! 

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