My friend Pat
has blogged about Sabbath and consumer culture, linking to an article from the Wallstreet Journal about The Decline of the Sabbath
by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway. Hemingway argues that it's hard to maintain a value of a day for rest, rejuvenationa and worship for all people when alot of people want to spend money every day of the week including the Sabbath. I would be curious to hear thoughts on how we might restore a Sabbath spirit and sanctuary from the expectation to do and spend, without becoming legalistic about the whole thing. How do our weekend spending habits impact the ability or inability of others to enjoy a Sabbath rest with friends and family? What could we as a culture and individuals do better in this regard to foster healthy, happy communities and families?
Labels: Culture, Social Justice, Spiritual Formation