In six days God made heaven and earth and on the seventh day he rested and hallowed the day, which means he blessed it as a day we should all rest from our labours. Whether we believe in God or not we all need a day when we rest from our labours.
Most of my readers know that i am a Latter-Day Saint and so on a Sunday I like to keep my post short and rest from my labours. Whether you are from the same church or not the same could still be useful. There are very wise men and women who lead the church members and they give the following counsel regarding the Sabbath day -
President Spencer W. Kimball:“The Sabbath is a holy day in which to do worthy and holy things. Abstinence from work and recreation is important, but insufficient. The Sabbath calls for constructive thoughts and acts, and if one merely lounges about doing nothing on the Sabbath, he is breaking it. To observe it, one will be on his knees in prayer, preparing lessons, studying the gospel, meditating, visiting the ill and distressed, writing letters to missionaries, taking a nap, reading wholesome material, and attending all the meetings of that day at which he is expected.” (“The Sabbath—A Delight,” Ensign, Jan. 1978, p. 4.)
I like the part where he states ‘take a nap’. Take a nap on a Sunday is something I taught my children to do early on and even now they are adults they still attend church, come home eat dinner and take a nap. He then goes on to list the following;
Eat light meals
Cook on Saturday
Clean on Saturday
Take a nap
Write letters to loved ones and missionaries
Visit family members
Visit a sick friend
Ponder the sacrament prayer more reverently
Ponder the mighty power and works of God
Read the scriptures
Try in every way to feel closer to Heavenly Father
I wish for you all a peaceful and restful Sabbath away from the noise and the bustle of the world.