For every man, moreover, to eat and drink and enjoy the fruit of all his labor is a gift of God.
- Ecclesiastes 3:13
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
- Matthew 11:28-30
“Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship.”
- James E. Faust
“The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.”
- Anita Diament
“Some keep the Sabbath going to church, I keep it staying at home, with a bobolink for a chorister, and an orchard for a dome. ”
- Emily Dickinson
“We may not know whether our understanding is correct, or whether our sentiments are noble, but the air of the day surrounds us like spring which spreads over the land without our aid or notice.”
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
“If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.”
- Eugene H. Peterson
"Listen, I am standing at your door and knocking. If you can hear me, open the door so I can come in and eat dinner with you."
- Revelation 3:20
Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.
Sabbath is a period of 'trying on' God's promised completion, trying on God's future... Sabbath is the inviting of all creation to be still and imagine the coming of God.