Honor the Sabbath

By Franciscan Media, Jul 2, 2017 5:45:00 AM

“Like so much of Wendell Berry’s writing and ideas, it is easy to be captured by the vision but frustrated when we look at our own lives and imagine how we might practice it. How do we find the retreat into this Sabbath world where we can be reoriented while living in a place with busy streets and our only options for wilderness are parks that hardly embody the creation in its abundant autonomy?

The answer is that we must engage our imaginations and learn to translate these truths, as all truths must be translated, to our own places and contexts. Even city sidewalks host feral grasses that break through, a wild whisper that signals what will come when the city’s noise finally fades. Sabbath is a reality that can break through anywhere if we learn to have the eyes to see it.”

–from the book Wendell Berry and the Given Life

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

— St. Augustine