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Beautiful Sabbath.

Re A Little Guarded, March


May I encourage you to take a few steps back and review your reaction to the lack of welcome that you received on your holiday. Throughout your article, there are several points that do not rise to the level of "charity," i.e. "love" we espouse for one another. I am certain God is looking at your heart (and not your skin colour) but our scriptures embody and espouse a higher reverence for the Sabbath than your physical demeanor. Abraham Joshua Heschel reminds us: "The seventh day sings. An old allegory asserts: 'When Adam saw the majesty of the Sabbath, its greatness and glory, and the joy it conferred upon all beings, he intoned a song of praise for the Sabbath day as if to give thanks to the Sabbath day. Then God said to him: Thou singest a song of praise to the Sabbath day, and singest none to Me, the God of the Sabbath? Thereupon the Sabbath rose from its seat, and prostrated herself before God, saying: It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. And the whole of creation added: And to sing praise unto Thy Name, O Most High.'"

You see, God vested the day of rest with beauty. Rejection is in no place mentioned.


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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Flindall, Robert F.
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Apr 1, 2016
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