Saturday, December 09, 2017
Honest to God: Time to Hibernate!
Journal entry: Saturday December 9, 2017. Snow.
God rested on the Seventh Day.
Perhaps a good idea.
I've been at it since 1972.
Good God that's a long time!
Not a bad idea to take a breather.
Bishop Alan observed that I've been at it "full bore" for a long time
And in the context of some rather challenging situations.
Then it occurred to me
Perhaps like a New England Black Bear
Or a Montana Grizzly
I'll just curl up and hibernate in these winter months
For the first time in a very long time.
How pleasing is that idea to me.
No sermon preparation today.
No preparations for Christmas or Lent now.
Just the good sense to take a winter Sabbath
On this the Seventh Day and beyond.
I can still do the things I love to do.
I can write and ride the Subway
And take some photographs on a pleasant winter's day.
If You had the good sense to Rest
On the Seventh Day
So shall I in obedience to You,
In this my Sabbath Season.
In the meantime, before the snow hits,
I'll be off to tank up the car as Yankees do
A matter of sensible precaution.
The larder is stocked up
To put my feet up for a bit.
And then write to You
The way I love to do
To You and for You
The ongoingSacred Conversation.
And then...let it blow...
Let it snow...