Sabbath implies a willingness to be surprised by unexpected grace, to partake in those potent moments when creation renews itself, when what is finished inevitably recedes, and the sacred forces of healing astonish us with the unending promise of love and light.
When we gather together to worship and pray in this Sabbath time, we prepare our hearts and souls to be nourished and surprised by fruitful beginnings.
And so, only in the soil of Sabbath trenquility can we seed the possibility of beginning
a new day,
a new week–
even a new life–
again and again, each time with fresh eyes, rested and refreshed, born within the completely gratuitous sanctuary of time.
–Wayne Muller in Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest