Sabbath Shift: Thoughtful Living

There is a Jewish Sabbath prayer that I love:

Days pass,
Years vanish,
And we walk sightless among miracles.

What would enable us to better see the miracles of God? Much of the answer is found in the reflection and thoughtful living that keeping a Sabbath encourages.

Marva Dawn, who has written much on the discipline of Sabbath keeping, calls this, “embracing the Sabbath day as a holy time for carefulness.” I like her word choice, a holy time for carefulness. When we stop to reflect, our lives are better because of it.

Here’s a question for you to ponder this week: Would you describe yourself as someone who walks sightless among miracles? How can you begin to live more thoughtfully?

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