I’m leading a conversation this Saturday morning at the CityLights community. Find us near Union Square, New York City, from about 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m.
Post-Easter, the group’s starting a new talk series on the Sabbath and time. I’ve been reading a little Walter Brueggemann on rest and resistance lately, and I can’t wait to see how the folks in the room respond to it.
‘Self-care’ is one of the buzzwords of our time. We’re told we have the right to experience it, but very little about contemporary life—especially in the urbs and suburbs—supports the regular practice of individual or collective rest.
This Sabbath, Keisha invites us to look at Sabbath not in terms of creation (Exodus) but in terms of liberation (Deuteronomy). We’ll learn from the wisdom of theologians, activists, and other spiritual teachers, consider some of the forces that stand between us and rest, and share some of the tools and practices we’ve each learned to help us resist a culture of ‘endless production.'”
I’m not saying that you should come and join us if you already have plans elsewhere. I’m just saying that if you do, there will be hugs!
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