One of the busiest times of my life was when I was in seminary. My professors seemed to think massive feats — like memorizing the entire 2000 year history of the church — were completely reasonable tasks to do within the span of a semester. In the midst of the never-ending flood of assignments, it was easy to forget about my spiritual life.
That’s why I loved “Sabbath Space“. Every Wednesday and Thursday, one of the doctorate students would create Sabbath Space by filling a small chapel with markers, colored pencils, mandalas, and collage materials. The seminary students, myself included, would spend long hours coloring in the mandalas, praying, discerning our futures and recharging for the week ahead.
Sabbath Space was the one space where we didn’t have a long list of to-do items. It was a space where we could simply be ourselves.
After I graduated, I realized that the sense of business and endless tasks never really goes away. There is always something more to be done. Yet, in the midst of it, God invites us to take Sabbath and to rest, that we might be re-energized and renewed.
For that reason, I invite you to Sabbath Space. Drop by and stay for a little while or for the whole thing. Prayer stations will be set up and resources like mandalas, collages and much more will be provided. Come, be refreshed!
“God leadeth me besides still waters. God restoreth my soul.” — Psalm 23
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