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Perhaps I'm just showing my age these days as I get ready to turn 53, but those in my age bracket may be wondering the same thing - whatever happened to Sunday? It seems to have disappeared. For those that are a bit younger, let me explain.
When I was growing up, Sunday went like this: We got up early, went to church as a family (and yes, including my dad). We came home and had donuts and then my mother would make a huge roast beef dinner WITH dessert. We would spend the day together either visiting company that would stop by (more family), or watching movies together, or just hanging out...maybe taking a walk out back through the woods.
What we didn't do: No one went to work (my dad was a mailman....but back then pretty much only policemen, nurses, firemen and a few store clerks and gas attendants worked at all on a Sunday). No one went shopping (except for the donuts). No one was on a "device" (and don't get me wrong - I love my devices too...but...). No one had to run off to a business meeting, soccer game or other event.
Now I suppose that today, life is a bit more exciting. We can talk to anyone at any time at no extra cost and in fact we can talk with people all over the world. We have lots of events and other plans to attend all the time. We are "connected" 24/7 to something electronic that alerts us to whatever it is that we feel is important in our life. It also seems like today we have the highest ever drug and alcohol use ever, increasing insomnia and we definitely don't have people talking to each other like they used to.
In many ways today, things are better and easier. But as much as we work on "relationships" when it comes to our business and to sales - we forget to work on the relationships that are most important - the one with our Lord and Savior and the relationships with our family.
I say bring Sunday back!