Begin with the Prayer of Abandonment
The other day I came across this article, written by a Jewish convert to Christianity who explained how her observance of the Sabbath had changed since her conversion . . . and not in a good way.
When I practiced Judaism, I would begin my Sabbath with a relaxed Friday night dinner, followed by a day of worship, rest, and celebration. During the Sabbath day, I didn’t think about my schoolwork, spend any money, ride in a car, or watch television.
Then I became a Christian. Although I went to church on Sunday mornings, the day never seemed quite as holy. As often as not, I wound up at the shopping mall on Sunday afternoon.
How do you observe the Sabbath in your house? Do you have any customs that you practice, either as a couple or as a family, that sets the day apart from the rest of the week?