Sabbath moments are a way of taking time to rest in God, to enjoy God in silence or in nature. The word sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning “cease.” And that is what we need to do sometimes, cease our activity and live in the moment and breathe in God.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the novice bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
” I feel so frustrated. I to do all this heavy work, only to lose half of the water by the time I return home. This crack in the side causes water to leak out all the way back to our house.’
‘Did you notice that there are flowers on one side of the path, but not on the other side? That’s because I have always known about this flaw, so I planted flower seeds on one side of the path, and every day while you walk back, you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without this broken pot there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’
Of course, the path of wild flowers from the creek to the hermitage are a symbol the beauty that springs up on our journey to God when we allow Jesus to fill us with His Spirit everyday, especially when we remain humble and accept our cracks.