A MANUAL FOR SABBATH

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. – Exodus 20:8

How does one keep holy a portion of Time?

man on bench

You imbue with reverence as if praying alone in a cathedral.  You set it aside from all others for a certain sacred work.  You allow it to be filled with a Holy Hush and a Quiet Peace.  You behold its moments with a devoted eye to reflect upon the depths of matters.  You listen in a more focused manner for the very Breathing of God in contemplative whispers.

The Sabbath by nature ought to have the pace of a kindly stroll.  It ought to be comfortable with lengthy pause.  The Sabbath ought to be both inward looking and outward envisioning.  The Sabbath ought to give gentle time to both self and others.

No, Sabbath is not merely a day off from work.  Sabbath is a day devoted to restoration of the soul.

Always in Christ’s Service,

Fr. Charitas de la Cruz

About Father Charitas de la Cruz

a Jesuit missionary into realms of dreams and possibilities: a pastor, a counselor, a poet, a photographer, a contemplative Christian, servant of Christ, pen name of Rev. Dr. Jim McWhinnie
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