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Luke 23:56b—24:1 On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.
Not working brings up all sorts of feelings of guilt for me. Am I doing enough? Should I try just one more project? But when I work too much, I don’t take care of myself, and that’s not a great example to be setting for my daughters. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to better model good self-care so that these growing young women understand how critically important self-care is for their holistic health. Keeping the sabbath is the most profound self-care we can offer ourselves and the deepest honor and respect for our beautiful and creative God.
MOVING FORWARD: How do you observe the sabbath? Is it working for you?
Today the Church remembers Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540.