What does the Bloggernacle do on the Sabbath? Well, right now, I’m blogging, but it’s "religious" blogging so it’s kosher, right? Right?
I have two simple rules for the Sabbath day:
1. "On the seventh day God RESTED." The Sabbath is a day of rest. As far as I can tell, God rested from ALL his labours on the Sabbath. I imagine Him taking a day off in the mountains. I’m not sure whether he went to evening meetings, or wrote to the missionaries. There’s plenty of time for that. He RESTED. Did I say "rest?" One more time: the Sabbath is a day of REST. So REST! God did.
(How many times have people told me that Sunday is the most stressful day of the week. That’s all wrong folks. One major problem: after three hours or more at church, many Mormon women come home to cook the biggest meal of the week. If you like this, fine, but if you don’t, there’s nothing wrong with baked beans on toast on Sundays. Learn from the Jews who do all their cooking BEFORE the Sabbath.)
2. Jesus said, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." The Pharisees had their huge list of Sabbath do’s and don’ts. So do many Mormons. It’s really simple. Ask yourself, "Is this spiritually beneficial FOR ME?" If it is, do it and don’t feel guilty.
So, I want to know the Bloggernacle’s view on the Sabbath, your philosophy on "keeping the Sabbath day holy." Of course, the problem with spelling out your own Sabbath activities is that you can easily end up making people feel guilty. Maybe you prefer that all your kids stay in their Sunday clothes. I don’t, but it’s easy to feel that maybe I’m doing something wrong for putting the kids and jeans and going for a nice, relaxing stroll in the country when faced with your piety.
Anyway, if it’s rest, and it’s to my spiritual benefit, it’s worthy of the Sabbath. Those are my Sabbath principles. What are yours?