Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, A Day Of Rest

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, Today, 15-Apr-2008 edition

 

Sunday, A Day Of Rest

By Dr James Dobson

 

Remember when the world seemed to slow down

on Sundays?

 

Monday through Friday was for work and school.

Saturday was for chores, while Sunday was a quieter day

when things geared down for the world to catch its breath.

 

But with the passage of time, Sunday began to lose its

significance.

 

Now we huff and puff seven days a week, hurtling down

the road toward burnout or even early demise.

 

I recently had the privilege to spend some time with

Truett Cathy, founder and chief executive officer of

a restaurant corporation.

 

When he began his business in the 1950s, he determined

that he would close all of his stores on Sunday, regardless

of the circumstances. Back then, it was an accepted practice.

Now it is extremely unusual, especially for a restaurant chain

with many outlets in malls. But till this day, Cathy has

never wavered from this commitment. He believes that

Sunday is a special day; a day set apart for rest and

regeneration.

 

Sounds old-fashioned? Perhaps. But, maybe it’s one

old-fashioned value that still has a place in the world today.

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