balancing work and leisure

Thou Shalt Have Leisure Time

by Melannie Svoboda SND on July 15, 2013

Did you know that one of the Ten Commandments is “Thou Shalt Have Leisure Time”? It’s contained in the third commandment: “Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath day” (Ex. 20:8). We Christians tend to equate the third commandment with going to church on Sunday. Or with refraining from “servile work” or from shopping on that […]

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A Reflection on Labor

by Melannie Svoboda SND on August 27, 2012

As we celebrate another Labor Day in this country, I’d like to share a few words about labor. Some of us have a very negative attitude toward labor. We traditionally hate Mondays—because it means we have to go back to work.  We sing TGIF on Fridays because it means the weekend is coming.  But scripture […]

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