Sabbath Dreams

Posted November 25, 2011
By Clay Cerny

Writing in Huffington Post, Danielle Tumminio, author of God and Harry Potter at Yale, explores a theme that I have visited in this blog:  Sabbath rest.  My inspiration has been the thinking and writing of Wendell Berry.  Tumminio is inspired by something much larger and frightening: hordes of Black Friday shoppers.

She notes the irony of a country that prides itself on Judeo-Christian values ignoring one of the first lessons of the Bible – on the seventh day, God rested.  We are almost crazed in our activities related to Thanksgiving: traveling, shopping, cleaning.  Worse still, we now have the crowded, grabbing insanity of Black Friday.  Tuminnio reminds us that some time on the couch (with the TV off) would be a good thing.

All I can say to this fine post is: Amen.