Friday Greetings —  January 24

Susan Muto, a professor of mine from Duquesne once wrote a poem, entitled Sound Advice, Playfully Given.  In it, she writes,

I believe every person once a year

   Should experience losing track of time,

Let me be unambiguously clear,

   What I intended to say is: lose your mind.

I mean the mind geared to calculation,

   The mind bent solely on computation

And such convoluted meditation

   That guilt surrounds the word: recreation.

Minds wed to time might like to debate it,

  But not those desirous of staying whole.

What I'm saying is uncomplicated,

   My concern centers on saving your soul.

In short, the wisdom of ages is this:

   Sometimes turn off your mind,

   Lose track of time, that's bliss!

   You'll be amazed at what you find!

This week, as we continue our look at the disciplines of our faith, we turn to Sabbath. Sabbath is more than just rest; it is rest that recreates us so that we can be instruments of God. I hope you will join us as we lose our minds together.

 

Pastor Tom

 

Sunday Scriptures

Psalm 27:1, 4-9

Isaiah 56:4-7

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Mark 2:23-28