I take my friend Tom to lunch every week. We visit Subway so often they know us by name. We walked through the door, there was a line of customers, and the people behind the counter yelled, “Hi, Tom!”
After our delicious sandwich, Tom went to use the men’s room. While he was gone, the manager asked, “So, are you a relative of Tom’s?”
I told him, “No, we go to church together.”
He then asked, “Every week?”
“Yes, every week. We see each other on Sunday at church, and then on Wednesday I pick up Tom to take him to lunch,” I responded.
He was obviously impressed. The impression I have is he is impressed we go to church regularly. I don’t know what it is like in his native country (India I’m guessing), but his response makes me think he doesn’t think most Americans go to church regularly.
Speaking of Sundays
I heard someone say one shouldn’t visit Wegman’s on a Sunday mid-day around the time people get out of church. Because I choose to keep the Sabbath Day holy, I didn’t realize so many people don’t.
To all the Christians out there…
When did God invalidate the 4th Commandment?
There’s something in Exodus chapter 20 about not causing others to have to work.
“…in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:”
This goes right along with a radio show I heard a few weeks ago. The man, a Christian radio evangelist, was railing against those Christians who pick and choose which commandments they live. He said, “It’s not a cafeteria plan.”
Later that same day, on a different channel, and a different evangelist, this guy talked about “New Age Christians”. He then said something to the effect that grace isn’t going to save you if you rebel against God and refuse to keep his commandments.
Imagine that… two in the same day.
The ease of keeping the Sabbath Day holy is pretty darn easy if you ask me. In fact, it is probably one of the easiest commandments to keep.