“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
As a Mormon, the day I set aside as my Sabbath to worship God is Sunday. I think I might have grown up thinking that the Sabbath Day was naturally a holy day, just because it was always on Sunday. But the older I’ve gotten, I have started to notice that not every Sunday feels the same. And it’s not because some Sundays are inherently “holier” than others. It’s because of me.
I have come to understand that it is my responsibility to make my Sunday feel like a real Sabbath. In order for a day to be “holy,” I need to treat it differently than any other day. I need to remember what the Sabbath is essentially for, and then adjust my activities accordingly–this means that I’ll end up not doing some things I normally do and that I’ll add some things in their place–things that are special to me in worshiping God and rejuvenating my spirit.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. What does the Sabbath Day mean to you? Do you notice a difference in how the Sabbath feels when you do or don’t do certain things on that day? How do you try to make your Sabbath actually holy? I have some thoughts on this–things I’ve always tried to do–but I have been noticing lately that I need to do something different–something more–and I’d like ideas.