Life in Balance: Lent 2017
Sabbath is a gift more than a demand. It is the gift of a break from the routines of life and a means of refreshing us. For Jews, celebrating Sabbath from sunset to sunset, Sabbath begins with the gifts of food and sleep. For Christians, celebrating Sabbath on the first day of the week, Sabbath is not so much the gift of rest at the end of a hard week’s work, as a reminder (at the start of a new week) that the whole of life is sustained by God’s grace and generosity. Sue Mayfield, Robert Warren. Life Balance (Kindle Locations 31-35). Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd. Kindle Edition.