Thursday, November 10, 2011


I just reread an earlier post near the beginning of this sabbatical time in which I was struggling with the whole idea of rest. Those words were certainly descriptive of the upcoming weeks. I have returned again and again to God's directive to rest, and whenever I've gotten a head of steam to pursue some agenda or other, I've been brought quickly to a halt.

Not to say I've succeeded in resting very well. I do think, though, that I have finally let go of the need to accomplish something. It's a little frightening to think about going back to work at this point!

Maybe the difference -- the potentially very healthy difference -- is that I don't feel so much need to accomplish something for myself. Is it possible that I'll be able to go back to work and just do what needs to be done for the sake of others, for the sake of the task, and not for the sake of finding my own sense of self through my work?

That would be something.

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