Wednesday, July 18. Read “God Alone Is God” (p. 23). The author says, “Sabbath is learning to say no.” To what do you need to say “no”? What other issues does this reading bring up for you?
Words from The Word: You [Gentiles] are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather, you are fellow citizens with God’s people, and you belong to God’s household. -Ephesians 2:19, CEB
Audio Lectio: Listen to and pray the words of scripture from Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
Pray for: the people and countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Spiritual Tools: Learn about embracing the true meaning of Shabbos with this article by Rabbi Rami Shapiro.
Eternal One, revealed in waves and in the waiting stillness, teach me to rest, content in your love. Let my life be a poem that tells of your care, always ready to rise up on trusting wings and risk the wind. Amen.
-Elizabeth J. Canham
From p. 70 of Heart Whispers by Elizabeth J. Canham. Copyright © 1999 by the author. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.
Prayer: Faithful God, give me the wisdom to invite others to come away and rest. Amen.
Art Credit: Sheep in Paradise (Ravenna, Italy) from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
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