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S1:E3 Rest – “At peace with the one who made you”

God invites us to dedicate time for restoration and wholeness – within our bodies, minds, and souls, and within our communities and institutions.

In a world that often confuses rest with sleep or passive consumption or a means to do more later, God invites us to dedicate time for restoration and wholeness – within our bodies, minds, and souls, and within our communities and institutions. By resting, we place our trust in God, the primary actor who brings all things to their fullness.

But that doesn’t mean resting is always easy. If rest is so good and so important, why do so many of us find it so difficult to practice? Bishop Curry talks about how living near an Orthodox Jewish community in Baltimore helped him to finally understand the value of real sabbath-taking, along with the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Join us this week as we talk about stepping away from the noise and activity of daily life – even for a moment or two – and stepping closer to God and each other.

Next week on the podcast: Worship

Music Credits: Ana Hernandez; “Dragon Country (Apple & Clove)” by Axeltree via Free Music Archive (CC BY 4.0)

Links

More about the Way of Love

Episode 3 Reflection Guide

Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers

Oliver Sacks’ article, “Sabbath”

Traveling the Way of Love: Rest

Episode Transcript

Worship – Putting God at the center

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S1:E4 Worship – Putting God at the center

Bishop Curry teaches about how regular worship can both help us to deny self-interest as the main aim of life and also re-center our lives on God.

Pray – Spending time with God

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S1:E2 Pray – Spending time with God

Prayer is an opportunity to be authentic with God and ourselves, to connect with each other, and to be transformed.