Few, if any, things in this world are ever quite as they seem
I'm a disabled veteran of the Rat Race Wars, and here's what I think of all that.
On the living Earth, a day is not a grid on a calendar, much less a duration of time in the emptiness of deep space. The Truth is never equivalent to its form. But, the Truth always has its own form.
Christians admit that without observant Judaism, there would never have been any Christianity. But, most Christians throughout history have been quick to dismiss the parts of Judaism they mistake as formalism.
I believe Jesus was both the most powerful and most humble rabbi to ever live (to say the least). But, most Christians, despite their claims, do not effectively believe this. One cannot effectively believe in the power and humility of mathematics while believing that 2+2 can just as well equal 3 as it equals 4. So it goes with the Sabbath.
The full range and depth of worldly benefits for observing the humble sacred Truths always seem to eclipse those Truths. That's how powerful the Truth is. That's also how humble the Truth is.
The problem is when Truth's humility is over-emphasized, or its power de-emphasized. Always this is done out of a secular ignorance of the form of the Truth, under the impression that the form is trivial, even unjust.
Of course, the form of Truth without the Truth is oppressive, to say the least. But, this in no way invalidates its form; it re-emphasizes it. The consummate marriage act has a form, and its form is inherently present with its truth. This, despite that that form can be so divorced from its truth as to make that form into one of the most unjust acts imaginable. So, it is admitted that such an unjust act, rather than invalidating the form, cannot help but re-emphasize the natural mutual necessity between that form and its original Truth.
So, the sacred Truths are so humble and gentle as to make possible the divorcing of the Truth from its form, for some evil’s sake that would misuse that form. This suggests a profound question: what is the most humble and gentle of all sacred Truths? And, how all-but-insensible is its true sacredness? Relative to the congruent naivety, some corners seem far more justifiably cut than others. This is especially the case for those corners that, to those who are all-but-insensible to them, seem not to be there at all.
One of my favorites: http://www.worldji.com/resources/view/42