Saturday, 7 March 2009

sabbath -three-

Give out a thought:
 “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed.’ (Ex 23:12) A further implication of the Sabbath is that slaves and servants are to be allowed rest. Here the Israelites’ memory was exercised. Previously they were in captivity within Egypt and had been overworked by their masters in order to increase their rulers economic output. Here the Sabbath not only reminds them of this story and the Lord who had saved them, but also provokes them to treat those who were their subordinates in a humane way. Rather than the bullied becoming the bully, this was the saved bringing salvation to others. 

Give out an image:

Give out an action:
Buy someone a fair trade chocolate bar/ banana and give it to them anonymously. Attach to it a reason why you think we should buy fair trade.

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