The Commandment I Love to Hate…


This blog post from earlier this year was one of the most read and the one on which we had loads of comments! I thought we could take a moment to revisit what “honoring the Sabbath” means! A link within the body of this post will take you to Part Two of the series: “The Sabbath Manifesto”, which talks about 10 simple ways to practice peace on the Sabbath – whatever day it is for you and however you choose to celebrate it! Enjoy…Shalom!!! Wendie

Stringing Pearls with Wendie

Okay, I don’t HATE any commandment so what I really should’ve titled this is: “The Commandment I Can’t Seem to Get My Arms Around”.  I mean, “Thou Shalt Not Kill” – I get.  No problem.  I can handle that.  “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery”  – bingo, no probs.  “Thou Shalt Not Covet” – clear enough (well, I get it and all, but having said that, I gotta admit to being pretty darn drooly over my neighbor’s new front door…!).

But “Thou Shall Honor The Sabbath”?  Are you kidding me?  In what world was He living when He thought up THAT one?!  Did He not have kids in sports?  Did He not understand the benefits and organizational value of grocery shopping on Sunday for the week?  Did He not get that we just don’t have time to take a break anymore?

Did He not know that taking a…

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