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Ritual for Release on the Sabbath Day

Ritual for Release on the Sabbath Day

Rituals, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Ritual for Release on the Sabbath Day Social justice work can often seem to be very sad and disenchanting. You really do run into the worst of people. However, you also meet the best in people. Where they transcend what-is and move into what-shall-be. I find that Sabbath is necessary to sustain social justice work. Sabbath from everything that I’ve learned is grounded in work-stoppage, rest, being in contrast to the prevailing economy, and holiness. Why do I say these things? The recognition of Sabbath comes from the creation story in Hebrew scripture in Genesis. G*d does all this work creating the world and everything in it in six days. And on the seventh day, comes rest from creating. That is work-stoppage and rest! The command to honor Sabbath comes down to the Israelites af...
Summer’s End—Prayerful Tuesday

Summer’s End—Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, Blessings, Creation, Fall, Grace, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Nature, prayer, spiritual practice, Summer, Thanksgiving, wonder
The month of August is one of my favorite times of the year a time of reflection and gratitude.  This has always been a slower time of year for me. A time to sit on the porch with a cold glass of iced tea and just sit, letting the warm air surround me, and the end of summer sounds lull me into a lazy half-sleep. There are fresh vegetables from the garden, or farmers market, that make even the simplest meals a feast.  Ice cream tastes better with ripe fat blackberries, or sweet peaches on top.  The trees are making a tired sound as the August breezes blow through leaves that are drying out and getting ready to turn into autumns crowning glory of red and gold.In May there is excitement, joyousness and expectations in the air, but in August the air begins to get sleepy, tired and a little sad...