A psalm, a song of the Day of Shabbat.
It is good to offer thanks to Adonai
And to sing to Your name, Most High,
To tell tales of Your covenantal love in the morning and Your faithfulness in the nights
I don’t think that we take full advantage of the gift that is Shabbat. We know it as the day of rest, the day we go to synagogue, the day we light candles and eat challah, and for some it’s the day we bring the whole family together.
On a spiritual level, Shabbat gives us the space we so often need to take a look at our lives and reflect. We practice gratitude. We give ourselves a break from the mundaneness of the week by allowing ourselves to just be. We aim to elevate and exist on a holier plane, even for just a day. We focus on connection, on love, on intention, on peace.
I know that right now it’s hard to distinguish Tuesday from Sunday, let alone Shabbat from the rest of the week. The days all seem to run into each other. It’s harder to keep track of time. This is one more blessing that Shabbat gives us: distinction. Between the holy and the mundane, between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Between moments. And we are so grateful.
What will YOU do to make today different? To create the space for gratitude and joy and faith and mental rest? It’ll look different for each one of us but I encourage you to take the journey.