God and the Holy Requirement of Rest
Our congregational retreat, "In God's Presence -- Seeking Rest and Delight in Everyday Life." Meditation on the meaning of Sabbath. Why does God make Sabbath one of the Ten Commandments? We need it. Stress, workaholism, 24/7, a city that never sleeps, Wall St., technology, fear of losing ground/work, competition, desire > need for more, perfectionism, parents' expectation, inner voice we're faking, competitive leisure, getting advantage.
But in the ancient world, 12-hr work day, no society support, struggle for subsistence.