by Rabbi Howard Cohen
The Sabbath peace is also the beginning of that peace with nature, which many people are seeking today, in the face of the growing destruction of the environment. But there will never be peace with nature without the experience and celebration of God’s Sabbath. Jürgen Moltmann, God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God
Reflections / Contemplation:
This Shabbat as I am rejuvenating outdoors I will meditate on this verse from the Shabbat afternoon Amidah: Our God, God of our ancestors, take pleasure in our rest.
A Commitment for Inner / Outer Action:
Today I will make no commitments for inner or outer action. I will only rest and be at peace with the world.