My own personal stance against religious hypocrisy - both my own, and any others who seek to hurt people in the name of God.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quiet Time

Tried to post earlier today but lost interest in my topic and bailed.

It's been hard for me to keep an interest in a lot of things for a while. Guess that's why I quit posting. Not just here. I abandoned all six blogs for a time. Just a few days. It's been nearly a week since I've visited another blog, too.

I have thought about calling it a day and just letting the blogs go silent. But the Legion Blog is a co-produced blog, and I owe it to the other Authors to keep that blog going. I made a promise to try and keep this blog going, too.

But - sometimes - a person just wants to hide. To forget about what is important and only think about frivolous things. No more elected officials pretending they care about anyone other than themselves and the people with money who will keep them in office. No more religious fanatics spewing hatred at Christians, Muslims, Jews, Gays, Lesbians, Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Liberals, Blacks, Whites, Foreigners, War, and who knows what else. Just - get away.

We all need rest. Too often we become caught up in the world's fast pace and we come to believe in the importance of doing things. What a waste.

Mark (chapter two) New King James Version

[23] Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain.

[24] And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

[25] But He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him:

[26] how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?

[27] And He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."

So what's the point? The point is this: the Sabbath was created for man. Why? Because people need to rest, and God knows how silly we can be. So he gave us an edict. Rest one day in seven. It is not a sin to work on the Sabbath. But it is sinful to work every day of every week. It's a sin because it is hurtful to ourselves. We burn ourselves out emotionally and physically and spiritually. Then we get sick.

Sometimes the phrase is quite right: Give it a rest. Just for today.

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