Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday Shopping versus The Lord's Day

More and more shops open up on Sundays.

And yet Sunday used to be a day of rest, a time to stop and think. It was the Lord's day. God took a rest after six days of hard work and so did we.

As a child Sundays meant no playdates. It also meant putting on Sunday clothes, eating vegetable soup and sometimes going to church. I found Sundays quite boring, but they were certainly different from the rest of the week.

At the same time I can understand the attraction of a 24-hour economy. With people working all week it really comes in handy to be able to do your shopping on Sundays too.

And you don't háve to go out. If you want, you can still maintain your Sunday rest, can't you?

The Dutch Protestant Church is protesting against the 24-hour economy. And I think it is doing this in a very humorous and attractive way, by presenting itself the same way shops do, but actually offering a better deal!


Tony said...

Lorie said...

I love it!!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

yes, God indeed rested on the seventh-day, hallowed and sanctified it. But the seventh-day sis isn't Sunday. Come to think of it, the calendar hasn't changed yet. The seventh-day is still Sabbath, not Sunday. :) The Lord's Day is still the seventh-day, not the first day of the week which is Sunday.


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