Sunday, June 10, 2018
So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath. – Mark 2:28
I am one who believes that the Sabbath was a celebration of Creation and thus is celebrated with a creative spirit. Inherent in the Hebrew word for “rest”, nuach, is the sense of renewal by way of re-creation. The Sabbath is a time devoted to learning from our six days of work, our six days to living life to the fullest, and then to “re-create” our souls with the wisdom and understanding we have gained. Each Sabbath might be viewed as a mile marker placed on our journey to wisdom, spiritual maturity, and a More Perfect Love.
Sabbath is a day for music and creating music. Sabbath is a day for poetry and writing poetry. Sabbath is a day for thoughtful strolls and forming wisdom. Sabbath is a day for slowing time and quiet conversations. Sabbath is a time for gathering souls and lifting praise in whatever way you yourself creatively praise. Sabbath is a time for grace and mercy to be shared in hopeful restoration. Sabbath is when the Son of Man mends the souls of men and women.
Sabbath is a creative time so that we might then be re-created.
Always in Christ’s Service,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz