No other religion has made non-performance such a clear article of faith as have the Jewish people. Richard Rohr
I am told that this verb (to rest) is the most common verb used in the Christian mystics. We are into something universal and archetypal here. There is a deep and constant desire for a place of rest in human nature. It is almost as if we know this life of climbing, competing and contending is not our natural or desired mode. Richard Rohr
Some stray thoughts
"A well earned rest." Does rest need to be earned?
Rest seeps into the subject of peace. Is it possible to be at peace in this world? Is it intended?
Rest (definition): A sign which signifies a measured silence.
Images of rest
Here are just a sample of images that brush shoulders with the subject of rest...
A moment's rest
Rest in peace
Relief and respite from an ordeal
Idyll and dreams
Order and rightness
Rest after achievement
Rest and recuperation
Rest and survival
To mull, stretch out, time together
Do any of these pictures echo your longing? Are they inviting, challenging?
Pictures in order: A moments rest (Emmanuel Zairis); Rest in peace (Andrew Wyeth); (Orazio Gentileschi); Rest on the lake (Fyodor Bronnikov), Sunday rest (Carl Larsson), The rest, portrait of Berthe Morisot 1870 (Eduoard Manet); Google image, Wikicommons, Field rest 1954 (Corneliu Baba)