In the Kenney household, the fifth week of the month is something special — because mom and dad are on for doing the typical household chores. Yes, each of my four girls, absolutely love when a month has a 5th week — they are jubilant and overjoyed with being able to get a “break” from loading dishes and setting table and such.
Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, I reflect on where else in life and in football we might need a “5th week” — a bit of rest from the work that we typically have. I briefly touch on themes of sabbath and sabbatical, something that I have podcasted about before (see Jan 1, 2020 podcast) but also talk a bit more about the concept of the 50th Year of Jubilee found in Leviticus 25:8-55 and it’s place in the life and history of the nation of Israel.
Scripture reference from today’s episode and also the book mentioned with the adapted prayer:
From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
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