A theology of slumber
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 @ 00:21
Sleep is a vital gift from God for the health of body
and soul, and a desperately needed counter to activism, argues
FOR something that we spend about one third of our lives doing,it is remarkable that sleep is given so little theologicalattention. There are few religious books or sermons about it.
Perhaps Christians have caught the spirit of the age in valuingonly activism and busyness. Perhaps we are interpreting tooliterally Jesus's command to be alert: "Blessed is the slave whomhis master will find at work when he arrives" (Matthew 24.46).
Or perhaps we hate postponing decisions, and agree ...
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