Have you ever noticed how we can glorify being busy?
I hadn’t really thought about it until recently, but it happens frequently. Either we say it ourselves or others say it. It is often used to insinuate importance or as an acceptable excuse for something… neglecting to call someone, forgetting an occasion, being late, etc. “Oh, you know she is so very busy with her work and kids. She doesn’t have time for anything. She always has so much on her plate.” Such things can be declared as a badge of honor. What a super woman she must be…!
Those of us who have, by Adonai’s grace, come to learn the immense importance of rest and ceasing from labor probably see this phenomenon clearer than others. May we think before we speak (THAT is always a good idea, isn’t it?) and not glorify the works of our hands or our busy efforts.
Enjoy your rest, brethren! Shabbat Shalom!