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Taking back Sundays

Taking back Sundays

The other day, my daughter asked me, “Daddy, why is the post office closed on Sunday?”

“It is a leftover practice from a time in this country in which most, if not all, businesses were closed on Sunday,” I said.

“But why?” she further inquired.

“Well, America was largely influenced by Christians, most of whom recognized Sunday as a special day set aside for rest, known as a Sabbath,” I said.

This conversation forced me to look around and realize that today, most Christians treat Sundays like any other day. Previous generations of Baptists would shudder to see the way we live, shop and work on Sundays.

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