Lenten Reading for March 4


Today is the Sabbath; the day of rest, a day to live consciously in the presence of God. If we cannot be with our faith community as we gather for worship, let us still be mindful of this gathering; asking God’s blessing upon the congregation.

The third commandment is: “Remember the Sabbath, and keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:18) We need not be rigid in regard to this commandment, but nonetheless, Sabbath time is more important than we commonly realize. Without it, we lose sight of the inherent goodness of life and creation.

What have we planned for today? Our culture tends to turn Sundays into a day to either veg out, or a day to get done the work we didn’t have time to do the other six days. Have we left time to consciously be with the God who looked upon creation and said, “It is good”?

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