In the fast-paced world of the 21st century in which we find ourselves, there is the temptation to believe that one is lagging behind if one is not consistently doing something, going somewhere, expending some energy in some way. This ideology has consumed us so much that we fail to take stock at intervals to examine whether our never-ending series of activities are actually yielding the desired results. It is almost like the case of a child in a funny video who began running in the opposite direction with all his might as soon as the baton was passed to him in a relay race. He spent a lot of energy losing the race.
“The Sabbath was made for man…”. The concept of the Sabbath beyond being conceived as an item in the Law of Moses should be seen as an idea of God, teaching us to spend certain periods in the cycles of our lives simply doing NOTHING. Doing nothing for a short period can prepare us for a much more meaningful course of action the next time we do step out and take action. This week, find time to do simply NOTHING. It will be worth the effort.