Once upon a time here in the United States, there was considerable
consternation about activities held on the Sabbath. Stores were largely
closed in deference to a Christian God and high school sporting events, among
others, received sour looks and worse. A day of rest was ... well, a day
of rest. And possibly 'holy' into the bargain.
Now, of course, all bets are off and an
appreciation of God's ways and strictures has to compete on an equal
footing with baseball, football and a 10-percent-off sale.
How important/useful a day -- or just minute -- of rest is.
It doesn't have to be a day and it doesn't need social support. Just the willingness to be still for a little while and stop relying on things that are socially reliable.