Brian Jones, writer of Second Guessing God (one of my all time favorite books on the "individual faith journey") and also one of my favorite bloggers) is taking a bit of a sabbatical from his blog. Although I was sad to read this, I certainly understand and respect his motivations. I dropped him a little note to wish him well during his "rejuvenation" time.
It got me to thinking about sabbaticals.
We Americans don't really value sabbaticals, do we? (Other than those who work in the world of academia....) As a culture, we tend to just go-go-go... bigger, better, faster, more-more-more. Never stop, never come up for air, and God help you if you take a full week off for vacation and don't check email and voicemail every day.
Call me nuts, but I don't think that's the way God intends us humans to live. I really think he wired us to enjoy our lives, enjoy our surroundings, take time to interact with HIM and with one another, on an "un-shallow" level.
I wonder how we can get our culture to change this, and recognize the value of time off, for a mentally healthy (and emotionally re-charged) population?
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