We work, we play…we work, we play- but our spirits are neglected in the cycle. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th century British politician and philanthropist)
Sports are all-pervasive in today’s society. Kids are encouraged to participate in baseball, soccer, gymnastics virtually year-round. TV and newsprint are filled with advertisements for sports equipment and physical training. Workers are looking for retirement to play golf or pickle ball. Where is the time for needed rest and relaxation to benefit the soul? Don’t neglect it!
Jesus: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest . . .. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29)