Your last posting prompts me to consider liberation and alignment.
The Sabbath, from my perspective, is a God-given opportunity to lay aside our "normal" preoccupations and assumptions and immerse ourselves in a radically different approach. Your point with regard to work, expanding desires, and noncoercive action is well-taken.
The Sabbath is not an end in itself. Instead it functions to form us into persons more nearly able to live in accord with God's way. Ideally, Sabbath extends its reach in our lives, so that the Sabbath perspective ultimately becomes our only perspective.
I suspect such full-scale transformation is not possible in the course of a human life-time. Still, any number of persons experience it to a significant degree, and they tend to catch our attention. Mother Teresa may be the best known modern example within the Christian tradition.
I wonder how the Sabbath perspective might inform or transform congregational life, if allowed to do so? Any ideas?