Leisure or Rest?

Too often people are terrific at leisure but lousy at resting.(Paraphrase of author Allistair Begg)

Amusement parks, game arcades, and travel often fill up our leisure time to the max. Other leisure activities like video games, Netflix,  and social media occupy the little time left. We even return from vacations more tired than when we left. Begg is right. Most of us do not take time for solitude and rest, losing out on valuable physical and emotional refreshment.

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” (Mark 6:31)