The Pope Weighs In

Leisure is radical. I guess that’s true, sadly so.

Pope Francis “believes that we must — indeed, that God is calling us to — relax.”

I read a New York Times article by Mark Oppenheimer about a book that’s been newly translated into English in which Pope Francis urges leisure and rest, Sabbath, on a culture that badly needs it.

Here’s a blurb from the article:

Responding to the question,

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Creeks, the Atlanta Braves and Proust

Last week I went on a walk, and I felt practically lured into a creek. I first sat by it to enjoy the sun, think, pray, see what happened. The next thing I knew I was climbing around, busting up dams that had formed with winter’s leaves and branches, stepping on rocks, jumping around, and even feeling a little bit sorry for people rushing by in cars, not knowing that they too could stop and play (It’s really okay). And all at once,

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