For the month of July, our theme is
Our Selves, Our Souls, Our Bodies. Well known author, Walter Brueggemann, wrote a short book entitled,
Sabbath Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. Other leading authors, like Barbara Brown Taylor, have argued for a similar return to Sabbath-keeping. These authors reminds us of two important faith guideposts: remember the Sabbath and keep it holy; you cannot pour from an empty cup.
In this month of our Jubilee year, we are called upon to examine our own spiritual wellness, our Sabbath-keeping, our spiritual disciplines and habits, and perhaps our own call to a Sabbath-as-resistance. To add, after experiencing the stress and trauma of the last several months - a global pandemic, national economic recession, racial injustices, plus our own personal strains - it is more important than ever that we remember that what we say ‘yes’ to is as important as what we say ‘no’ to as well.