#28: Billows and waves

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it. (Exodus 20:8-11)

The other day I stripped off my clothes
I put on my wetsuit
I was going for the first surf in five months
due to injury.
I felt excited
I felt the energy of anticipation.
Toes in the warm sand
I entered the water
My joints ached
Salt water washed over me
The sun shone
I chatted with fellow pilgrims
We floated in silence

The surf was crap
But it did not matter
For a moment
I felt whole. Ω

#Lent2020 © Sanctuary, 2020.

Reflect: What activity makes you feel whole? What sets you in right relationship with your body, fellow pilgrims, the wider creation, and God? If you can, set aside some time to do this activity this weekend.


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