The Common Good
March-April 1997

Spirited Leisure

by Jeff Shriver | March-April 1997

I WANT TO congratulate Jim Rice on a fine article on the
spirituality of leisure ("Why Play?"
January-February 1997).

I WANT TO congratulate Jim Rice on a fine article on the spirituality of leisure ("Why Play?" January-February 1997). I read it last night and it was exactly what I have needed to read for a while. I am struggling to justify other ways to spend my time down here outside of work in ways that are personally fulfilling and faithful to God. The article gave good practical suggestions.

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