This summer at Trinity there will be ways to deepen your appreciation and understanding of the
time honored experience of SABBATH.
You will find food for Sabbath inspiration on this WEBSITE.
Also, there will be 2 Sabbath PROGRAMS offered:
July 18 – 12:15 to 3:15pm – church and undercroft
Aug. 15 – 9:30am to 12:30pm – B.G. Jarry’s home
Please see details in e-news or program section of this spirituality website or call:
Barbara Gallagher Jarry 203- 745-4185.
SABBATH is a time for sacred rest, renewal and delight. It may be a holy day, the 7th day of the week, as in Jewish tradition or the 1st day of the week, for Christians and Friday for Muslims.
But sabbath time may also be a sabbath afternoon, a sabbath hour, a sabbath walk; a sabbath moment, anything that preserves the experience of life-giving nourishment and rest.
There is rhythm in our waking activity and the body’s need for sleep. There is rhythm in the way the day dissolves into night and night into morning. In our bodies our heart perceptibly rests after each life-giving beat; the lungs rest between the exhale and the inhale.
We have lost this essential rhythm. Our culture supposes that action and accomplishment are better than rest.
If we do not rest, we can lose our way. We may miss the quiet that would give us wisdom.
We may miss the joy born of effortless delight.
As Thomas Merton has said: ” the frenzy of activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace.”
So let us – REMEMBER the SABBATH
Remember that sabbath time can be a refuge and a time of healing and peace.
Remember that sabbath time is not spiritually superior to work.
The practice is rather to find that balance point at which having rested, we do our work with greater ease and joy, and bring healing and delight to our endeavors.
Let us remember to honor the Sabbath and find rest, renewal and delight in our busy lives.
“SABBATH” by Wayne Muller