Monday, May 31, 2010

Keeping It Holy

We are called to rest on Sunday and keep it holy. In this age of dizzying speed and convenience, what is considered work? Specifically, work on Sunday? As a teenager, I usually worked on Sunday at a retail store. My parents never suggested I not work. I remember when most places were closed on Sundays and Holidays.

If a family works in the yard together or washes the car, is that considered work? Or is it the domestic church keeping it holy by being together?

What about laundry? Tossing a load of laundry is hardly the onerous task it once was, even though many people hate doing it. The water no longer needs to be hauled anywhere, heated and the clothes scrubbed by hand.

In contrast, many people 'rest' by watching sports or playing video game; family members spread throughout the house, some on the internet, some texting. Each doing their own thing. Is this keeping it holy?

What do you do? How do you keep it holy? What do you think can be considered 'work' on Sunday?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oxymorons and just plain Morons!

Abortion in the news....

The cash hungry evil empire, Planned Parenthood, continues its assault women and children by encouraging donations, this time, for Mother's Day. Talk about an oxymoron! Donate to an organization whose pockets are exploding from the deaths of innocent children and their wounded mothers. The audacity of this fundraising scheme is unbelievable. Abortion is the extreme opposite of motherhood. Who could rightly think this is an acceptable gift for any mother?

Whoopi Goldberg, a self-nominee for the Moronic Statement Award, said that giving women more information on the gestational stage of their baby is only making their decision tougher and adding to their burden. She further stated that women who might choose not to have an abortion might just kill their kids later. Huh?

A foster teen was taken without the consent or knowledge of her foster mother across state lines and forced to have an abortion. Why isn't this causing an outrage? Why isn't this considered exploitation of a minor? Why isn't this considered kidnapping and assault? The popular argument for abortion is "my body, my choice". How is it acceptable for these adults to force this teenager into this "choice".