The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


God's 'Labor Day'

Making both rest and work holy

As we pause on this secular holiday that ends summer in America, take time to consider how you want to separate your work and your rest in the coming busy season.

Sabbath used to mean Sunday for Christians and Saturday for Jews. It was the day the faithful took off from work for God. We took time for time — time for God, first, and then also time for each other and for ourselves.

We can do that again. We need to.

Keeping sabbath is as much about what it isn't as what it is.

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