had a conversation with a co-worker yesterday at work. “Isn’t it ironic?” I asked him, that we are closed on Thanksgiving, a secular holiday, but are opened on Easter, the holiest of holy days in the Christian faith?
For us it started in 2000 when VOLUNTEERS were asked for to work that Easter. People actually VOLUNTEERED to work that Easter–now it is a regular workday around here!! We are still closed on Christmas, but that has become so secularized and commercialized that it is hard to remember that it is a RELIGIOUS holy day!!
People at work complain that they can’t get to Church on Sundays, because they have to work. This isn’t a problem for those who are never scheduled to work on Sundays, like me (thanks to God).
We reminisced about the “blue laws” that were in effect when we were kids. Families actually went to Church together on Sundays and spent time together on Sundays. Look what has happened to families with divorce rates at 50% or so and so many families with only one parent. Kids spend too much unsupervised time getting into trouble.
Let’s do something about all this! If you want to take back Sundays, STOP SHOPPING ON SUNDAY!!! This is actually one thing people CAN control! If we don’t SHOP on Sunday, stores will CLOSE on Sunday and we will have more time for our families and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, for GOD! You can’t outdo God in generosity. Give Sunday back to GOD, and he will give life back to YOU!!!