I recently took a four-day Sabbath. Sabbath for me means I have to shut down my “picc line” to all things social media, clamp off my wifi life. Since I’m spending the Easter break at home, I felt the fast would be a good way to journey the Triduum with Jesus.
Geez and yikes. This was hard. I’ve done it before but it felt somehow “more” this time around. I can’t tell you how many times I had the thought, “Oh, l’ll ask that question on FB.” Or, “What would my tweep friends say about that?” Then I’d remember my Sabbath fast and think, “Guess I’ll just have to talk to my family…or God.” What a horrible default thought!
The four days passed, Easter was celebrated at Casa Caro and nothing fell apart because of my disconnect to the info superhighway. As you can see, I’m connected again.
What did I learn from this about my ministry? About myself? I’d tell you, but I think I’ll stick to chatting with God about this one. Take what you need from my experience. Better yet, try it for yourself.