My small group is working through a book called The Artisan Soul, by a guy named Erwin Rafael McManus.
There is a splendid little section in the third chapter that says:
“Religion is our response to God from a perspective of coercion and compliance. … God is, however, profoundly misunderstood.
Worship is not something we are called to so that God can reinforce his status. It is his way of calling us near. …
He wants us to realise that while we thought all he wanted from us was the work, it was actually an invitation to come near and know his love.”
Whatever your week holds, may you find rest, and blessing, in laying down the unnecessary work and knowing the necessary love.