Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?
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Depriving someone of sleep is used as a torture tactic. How strangely sadistic that we inflict this violence on our own bodies by denying ourselves sufficient sleep.
The Sabbath is a cornerstone of Judaism and Christianity. But, as American culture becomes increasingly consumerist, a new worldview has overtaken the one that honors the Sabbath.
The greatest way I know to restore boundaries is to take a Sabbath day of rest. You don't have to be Jewish to have a Sabbath. Just celebrate your faith's day of rest and unplug yourself from your cell, your smartphone and your computer.
To become something new we must consciously do something different than we have been doing. That's why we have the Sabbath and rest and leisure.
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