18 September 2011

Equal dignity

The Sabbath bespeaks Creation insofar as it is meant to open people up to the infinite possibilities of newness and renewal. Miqdash bespeaks Creation in its recapitulation of paradise. 
The Sabbath also represents the moment when their are no distinctions between super- and sub-ordinate. According to such a vision of the Sabbath Day no-one should be working. It is a day of absolute equality when no-one serves another, when every person has equal dignity, be they servants or animals or the high and mighty or the resident alien. All commerce stops and every person does for him or herself. 

No comments:

Post a Comment