what do these constitute?
is it really a sin to work on sundays? i've been trying to understand this better lately and i've noticed that even in the middle ages or earlier, especially in the first 3 centuries, there was no law for christians day of rest, so the early christians worshipped whenever they could on sunday but sitll hahd to work.
in the middle ages, people seemed to do other activities on dunsay such as have sunday markets, or sports competitions, plays and musical performances. generally speaking though, they refrained from hard manual labor.
protestant laws in the 16 century demanded abasically inactivity on sunday
how do we apply this today in such a diffferent society?
i can understand the rational of closing stores and restaurants so most people can rest but this just doens't happen anymore.
if i had my own business i would close it and not make people work
but is it a sin to work on sunday if your employer requires it?
and what about leisure activities? most of them cost money these days or cause someone to work. malls, restaurants, movies.
i can't even get to mass or do charitable works without making someone work since i can't drive and need to take transit everywhere. and what about going on vacation and staying at a hotel; that's making people work too. how do we draw the line.
i also practice sports on sunday since it's the only day we ever get gym time. our sport is small and unknown and no one cares enough about it so they just give you the worst times. we also have tournaments over certain weekends during the year and i sometimes need to miss mass when travelling since we are in a new city and i cna't find anything and games are scheduled over both days. i really do try though but it just doesn't happen sometimes? would that sitll be considered mortal sin?
i've read the catechism but it's not really helping.