It seems that this coming weekend, March 19-20 is the National Day of Unplugging. A group called the “Rebooters” has been promoting the idea of people practicing the ancient custom of the Sabbath. They actually wrote a document called The Sabbath Manifesto in which they detail ten principles that they’re encouraging people to follow on the Sabbath.
The ten principles are as follows:
1. Avoid technology
2. Connect with loved ones
3. Nurture your health
4. Get outside
5. Avoid commerce
6. Light candles
7. Drink wine
8. Eat bread
9. Find silence
10. Give back
I think this movement is quite fascinating. They’re seeking to draw in people from all walks of life and religious backgrounds through this event. I think that you can’t go wrong when you seek to return to the original spirit of what the Sabbath is all about.
Seventh-day Adventists have long been practicing these principles (we do avoid alcoholic wine) and have been considered by many scientists to be one of the longest living people groups in the world.
Check out the video below, and share your thoughts concerning this movement and the Sabbath.