Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
It is truly good to be back. I love vacation. I love getting away. And you know I love the chance to go visit some of my favorite places in the whole world (and lay in a hammock). But, when you give yourself time and space and allow yourself the chance to unplug for awhile, it really does feel good to get back into something like normal.
Or at least, you can appreciate normal for what it is. Even its foibles.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve invited us to explore what it means to vacation. Not exactly literally, but emotionally and spiritually. What it is to alter our sense of normal and get more rest.
I’m curious what this has meant for you.
Does it means living with less intensity? — I didn’t check on the news for two
weeks. Which also means I haven’t been paying much attention to Lambeth at all.
As a church nerd, that’s a big deal! I also don’t feel the intense emotions of it all
and none of the “well, they have to do ______!”
Perhaps it means more intention — Like setting aside specific family time or
working on a vacation journal. Or maybe something you only really do on vacation
can be imported into “real life.”
What about Sabbath/vacation needs to be normalized?