JOHN WESLEY, founder of the Methodist movement, was known for his energy and activism. He traveled many miles on horseback and on foot to preach and guide the ministry. Sometimes theologians and historians lift him up as a kind of “Energizer bunny” who never slowed down. Yet Wesley knew the value of rest and sometimes referred to sleep as a sacrament.
Take time today to rest, maybe even nap.
– The Cycle of Grace
From page 35 of The Cycle of Grace: Living in Sacred Balance by Trevor Hudson and Jerry P. Haas. Copyright © 2012 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Take time to rest today. Share your thoughts.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
Roman’s 8:28, NRSV
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This week we remember: Mary Magdalene (July 22).
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