sabbath for me means new life and connecting with god in fresh ways. i always imagined a sabbath day as quiet, with fasting & journaling in an open meadow, completely-alone-kind of day. maybe that's best for some. not me. i need a busy city, and a traditional mass, and good food.
wednesday, i took a sabbath day. i hopped an early train, brought a book, and prayed god would speak to me. over the years, my sabbath has become somewhat routine, and really, that's what i love most about it. in the routine, i'm free to see god's movement, and open to his promptings.
this week, my day included coffee at my favorite spot while reading chapters from this book. followed by quiet prayers along the river. i made it just in time for noonday mass at the cathedral, and lunch at my favorite stirfry grill. during the day, i noticed how open i was to everyone around me. i was aware of my senses -- i appreciated the flavors at lunch, and the blue skies, and the uniqueness of the people around me. it was surpising for me to be this in touch with my senses--i don't think i'm out of touch most days. but, the added awareness made me want to look up from my phone, and look past my work more often to really look into the souls of those around me.
sabbath for me = life. what does your sabbath look like?