Sunday, March 02, 2008

weekend 7 sabbath


This is mayBe's weekend 7, giving us space to draw breath and to spend more time with friends and family. In our case this weekend we've come down to South Devon to Old Walls. I like the rhythm that week 7 gives to the community. A shabbat, sabbath, sabbatical every 7 weeks [or so - sometimes 8 or 9 if that seems to fit with a church season or a public holiday] seems to work. Each time in the week after the 7 weekend there's a great sense of anticipation for being together again, and the start of a new cycle of our community life. This week, like most first weeks, we are starting with an all-together community meal on Thursday. Yesterday was a beautiful day. We walked on the coast path from Thurlestone to Hope Cove. The pic is of Gail on the beach on the way back.

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