The Importance of Observing the Sabbath in Times of Crisis


Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, the founder and senior pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church, talks with Rev. Jim Wallis about the need to observe the sabbath during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.  

"The emotional strain of this experience has been undeniable. The uncertainty is a beast," Hale says. "One day when I was feeling overwhelmed by it, all my Apple Watch vibrated and when I looked at it, it simply said, 'breathe.' All of us need to receive this message on a regular basis, and particularly right now, we all need to take time to breathe — because as ministers we spend our lives in perpetual motion sometimes without stopping to even catch our breath."