Weekend Lament

I don’t know about y’all but weekends seem to take on a different meaning now that everyone is sheltering in place. Saturday and Sunday seem like any other days. There aren’t weekends at the park, outings to the mountains, a long weekend at the beach, or simply dinner with Caroline, Jeremy, and the kids on Sunday nights. So I ask myself two questions. How do I make weekends special, and how do I continue to make the Sabbath Holy?

When there is no church we treat the sabbath as any other day, which I don’t think is good for any of us. At least, when I stayed at home on Sunday to read the NY Times at least I felt guilty. There’s no more guilt associated with skipping church.

I tell myself to work on making these days to make them different than other days. Watching a podcast or a television evangelist doesn’t get it for me. Neither does the NFL draft offer much of a substitute for a ball game and grilling hot dogs and polish sausage.

Please forgive the lament. I counsel everyone to turn this virus experience to a positive, so I must take my own advice and do something about the weekends and especially Sundays.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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