Have you noticed how the way we think of time has changed since the coronavirus pandemic entered our lives in March 2020? Many of us have trouble discerning which day it is—all the days seem similar.
How do we give ourselves a day of rest—a Sabbath, sacred and holy time— when we’re always at home? If keeping Sabbath means intentionally interrupting our ordinary days with sacred, holy time, how do we observe the Sabbath in our pandemic world? Sabbath-keeping can help us order our days, spend time with God and those we love, rest our bodies and minds.
By keeping the Sabbath, we trust God to see us through to the other side of this global pandemic. By keeping the Sabbath, restoration can happen. As healthier disciples, we are better able to respond to God’s call.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Linda Post Bushkofsky. Today, on Flag Day, we remember Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, who died in 379; Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, who died around 385; Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, who died around 389; Macrina, teacher, who died around 379.