MANY OF US know what it means to feel fatigued. Fatigue ambushes us when we work too hard, when we get up too early and go to bed too late, when we try to balance too many demands, or when relationships cause conflict and pain. It comes when we live beyond our physical, emotional, and spiritual means.
In the midst of our daily slog, Jesus wants to gift us with rest. …
Rest has many different ingredients. Besides stopping work and learning to relax, it also includes getting adequate sleep. When we do this, we find that we live more joyful, creative, and fruitful lives. When we don’t, fatigue takes over and brings failure in many areas of our tired lives.
– Trevor Hudson
Pauses for Lent
From page 38 of Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2015 by Trevor Hudson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Memorize Matthew 11:28 and repeat it often as you go about your daily work. Go to sleep at a reasonable time tonight and receive your night’s rest as a gift from God. Share your thoughts.
And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
Luke 15:2, NRSV
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This week we remember: Katherine Drexel (March 3).
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