Day 11: Sabbath For Business

Photography by Sidney Diongzon

Photography by Sidney Diongzon

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
— Benjamin Franklin

Starting a business is hard work, and I'm sure running one will be just as hard if not harder. But no matter how busy I become this year, I won't neglect the importance of rest. It's the principle of the Sabbath. Whether you read the Bible or not, the principle of the Sabbath applies for everybody. You might be surprised how relevant it is in this day and age. So what exactly is the Sabbath? Simply, it's a day of rest.

I read an article called The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week. The title pretty much sums up the entire article. The 21st Century is a fast-paced world. Here in California, everyone is always in a rush for something. We busy ourselves with work, trends, and new projects while keeping our foot on the gas pedal. But there's a price for being too busy that affects our health, and sometimes our own sanity. I'd rather rest one day a week than to burnout every day of the week.

Today is Easter Sunday, and I plan on taking this day to rest with my family. Resting might seem counter-productive, but in truth it's one of the most productive things you can do. It revitalizes you. It re-energizes you. It restores you. So make the time to rest, and you might actually understand the importance of the Sabbath. It's actually meant for you. 

Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.”
— Mark 2:27 (NLT)