My Lenten Confession: Day 8

Dear God:

Your 4th commandment says: “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to theLord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.”

All I can say is: I try. But of course, I fail. I rarely have/take a full day when I rest. I do half-Saturdays and half-Sundays, sometimes (rarely) when things get too much I grab an afternoon during the week. I know I was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath for me. And I know that resting is important, essential, a gift from you. But I’m as guilty as anyone for getting entangled in the busy. In thinking I have to go-go-go to keep it all together.

Forgive me.

Amen.

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