Rest, Restlessness, Rest-less-ness (part 2)

If you haven’t already done so, please read yesterday’s post: Rest, Restlessness, Rest-less-ness (part 1).

Tonight I’m posting the second part of my friend’s questionnaire, this segment dealing with the topic of Human “Rest-less-ness.” Please, if you feel so inclined, post your thoughts, comments, or answers to these questions here.

Questions concerning Human Rest-less-ness

  1. What robs you of peace? What gets in the way of your resting? What makes you feel restless? What is it that we “lack” when we are “rest-less”?
  2. Have you ever felt that you really wanted but really could not rest? … That there is something within us that resists or is afraid of resting? What do you think it is?
  3. Do you find keeping Sabbath easy? Or hard? What are the obstacles to your Sabbath observance?  What/who are the helpers?
  4. What do you hear, when the author of Hebrews speaks about rebellion/disobedience of those to whom God did swear that they should not enter his rest, and summons us to harden not our hearts but to enter God’s Sabbath rest while it is still ‘today’ (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)?

Thank you. The third and final part of this questionnaire will be posted tomorrow.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.


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