14 Thoughts on Hurry, Rest, Stillness & the Sabbath

  1. “Rest is not a dirty word. Rest is not laziness, no matter what you’re told or how many times you’re told it. Rest is love. Rest is peace. Rest is a beautiful model for your children.” – Grey’s Anatomy
  2. “If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.” – Corrie ten Boom
  3. “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal in 1654
  4. “Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have.” – John Ortberg
  5. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” – Exodus 20:8-11
  6. “All too often our hurry is a sign of something else. Something deeper. Usually that we’re running away from something—father wounds, childhood trauma, last names, deep insecurity or deficits of self-worth, fear of failure, pathological inability to accept’ the limitations of our humanity, or simply boredom with the mundanity of middle life.” – John Mark Comer
  7. “Stillness is what aims the archer’s arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections.” – Ryan Holliday
  8. “Rest is productive.” – Cultivate What Matters Podcast
  9. “Our patterns of work and rest reveal what we believe to be true about God and ourselves. God alone requires no limits on his activity. To rest is to acknowledge that we humans are limited by design. We are created for rest just as surely as we are created for labor. An inability or unwillingness to cease from our labors is a confession of unbelief, an admission that we view ourselves as creator and sustainer of our own universes.” – Jen Wilkin
  10. “If you work with your hands, Sabbath with your mind. If you work with your mind, Sabbath with your hands.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel
  11. “Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” – Mark 2:27
  12. “We don’t get bonus points for avoiding rest.” – Jess Connolly
  13. “A life built upon Sabbath is contented because in rhythms of rest we discover our time is full of the holiness of God.” ― Shelly Miller
  14. “Rest is a journey toward wholeness. Our desire and need for rest speak to the underlying reality that we were created for wholeness, not brokenness.” – Daily Grace Co.

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