In the Saturday Vigil Mass thread, someone mentioned that this topic deserves its own thread. I agree.
A few of the posters mentioned keeping Sunday the way it is intended to be kept. They cited a letter by Pope John Paul II decrying the loss of Sunday.
My question is, “How is Sunday to be kept by Christians?”
Or is this question totally wrong? Should it read “How is the Sabbath to be kept by Christians?”
Isn’t the Sabbath Saturday night through Sunday night? Or is it Friday night through Saturday night?
Is gardening allowedt? Visiting relatives? Watching the game (Go Bears!)? Going to to a movie or concert? Ice skating? Going out to eat? Shopping? Making love? Taking the little ones to a museum? Writing novels? Reading novels? Doing homework?
Are we supposed to be just going to Mass, reading the Bible and other spiritual books, and sitting and thinking about God and spiritual things?
Where is the list of “approved activities for Sunday” posted?
P.S. I would appreciate it if this topic was kept CATHOLIC. I realize that the Seventh Day Adventists have their own beliefs about the Sabbath, but since I and many others are not SDA, could we please leave this topic for Catholics, and start another topic about SDA beliefs about the Sabbath? Thanks so much.