I try to practice my faith by loving my God and loving my neighbors no matter where they are and who they are. I’m also going to try to love myself while I’m at it. My promise is to never be holier than thou. Kindness, grace and peace is always the rule.
Me doing my holy service thang at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga.
It has been 30 years since I’ve seen my former Contemporary Issues teacher from Red Bank High School and thanks to God and the Episcopal Church we have been reunited. He gave me the nick name “House Of” as in the Virginia House of Burgesses. I’m grateful to have reconnected.
Each of us has a time of rest, renewal and recreation. Without rest we don’t function at our best.
In many faith traditions believers are commanded to rest. Today is a day of rest or Sabbath for many. I went to church this morning to be in communion with my parish peeps and to be recharged spiritually and to worship together with others seeking the same thing.
Rest means letting go of work in whatever form that means to an individual. Once you leave your workplace, leave your workplace if you can. When you relax you must do it intentionally meaning whatever recharges you and gives you a reset, do that. You know what is best for you.
One’s imagination and life benefits from taking time for themselves. There is this self-care movement that reminds us that people need to push the pause button on life. It can be hard to find the time to chill out because we are over extended, over committed and over worked.
We all need renewal of mind, body and spirit. You can’t be your best if you are burning the candle at both ends. Really, you can find yourself again when you relax. Something I am learning how to do.
This post is inspired by my priest, Fr. Quinn Parman.