Friday, January 02, 2009

Still Sick and Tired

Just when you think you've kicked it, here it comes again, creepin' up.

Essentially the entire Christmas break, I've felt like crap. I'm getting pretty tired of it. This isn't exactly how I planned on spending two weeks off of work, but I guess there isn't really a better time to be sick, than when there's no work to go to.

It actually has forced me, (and Amber) into a Sabbath, as we really are prohibited from doing anything to further ourselves. It's crazy how God built this time of rest into everything, and yet we don't really take him seriously in it.

Leviticus 23:3 " 'There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

Leviticus 25 3For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.

Leviticus 25 8 " 'Count off seven sabbaths of years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. 9 Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.

The year of Jubilee is crazy. Both Shane Claibourne and Ched Myers expand on it a lot in their writings. Read the whole Jubilee passage, it'll shake your world, and make you look at capitalism, 401ks, and retirement, a little differently.


Kate Smith said...

yes it is true, we run around so much these days that even the days off are left for doing the things we could not accomplish on the previous days. So good for you, to take a break even if it was in an undesired way. Plus, I know how you feel since that happened to me every year in high school, I would get a cold or something the day break started.-see ya soon for our time of rest.

Rich Brimer said...

I hope you're feeling better now that the Holy Daze has past. If there are any interesting events (arts or otherwise) coming up in Ventura County that you know about, please post about them.

Rich Brimer