By Yuna Youn, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

If there is a retreat that could challenge notions of what a retreat should be, it would be the Center for Faith and Work’s “Work and Rest Retreat.” Instead of an exotic travel destination, spa, or wellness center that typically serves the role of providing rest, attendees gathered during the last weekend in January for a journey that was simultaneously inward and communal, relaxing, and activating. As our leaders David H. Kim, Amilee Watkins, and Esther Schissler spoke and prayed, they led us through a slowing down and recharging that was, much as Sabbath is, preparation for the work of life, specifically life as a Christian.

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