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.