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?

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