In the new covenant, the Lord’s day sets the pattern for our week of labor. That is, it ought to. Does it?
Do you work from a foundation of confidence in God’s gifts, or do you work as if it all depends on you and you’ll never catch up?
Do you go from the rest of the Lord’s day to resume a frantic pace, always on call, checking your phone every five minutes, busy, busy, busy? Do you even wait for church to end before you check your phone? Do your labor-saving devices make you busier? Do you find yourself doing three, five, eight things at once, none of them attentively?
The world around us is chaos and cacophony, but we are called to better things. The Christian week is a melody. Rest is the tonic, Eucharistic joy the key signature. When your work sings songs of Sabbath, you become a witness to the gift of rest that is in Jesus.