The decline of the Sabbath in America: Less praying, more working and playing.
This article in the Opinion Journal struck home with me. Over the last couple of years I have deliberately tried to avoid working on Sunday. I found that I need a day to slow down and unwind. Sunday is a day I like to nap while a golf tournament is playing on TV. It is a day I like to pick a quiet spot and read the Bible or a good book. If I read one page or a thousand pages it does not matter. My goal is to slow down and savor the time. It is a day I like to reflect on the past week and the events of the upcoming week but I leave the goal setting for Monday. It is a day I like to sit back and appreciate the good and bad things that make life so interesting. Sunday is a day I like to enjoy the simple joys of life. I have a teenage son who I have to remind frequently to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. Maybe God is still a faithful parent who is trying to remind us what is best for us.