Sick Sabbath

Today is the Sabbath, and I am sick.


It’s no big deal, but I thought I would mention it, just in case any of you thought that adding a new spiritual discipline into your life would protect you from the common cold. It won’t.


Today will not be about communion, both with God and with His people. I will rest and drink lots of tea and maybe listen to a sermon. If I can pull myself out of bed, I will attend an Advent service at Noon and sit in the back and not shake any hands.


Some days are like that, even on the Sabbath.