Love the Lord’s Day

From an article in Investopedia:

“One of the more visible signs that consumers have regarding a company’s  religious views is whether the business operates on  Sundays. A 2005 article from the periodical The Guardian quoted Pope  Benedict XVI, who called on his Catholic followers to focus on Sundays as a  religious day to stem against “rampant consumerism and religious indifference.”
A number of high-profile retail firms, including chicken fast food  provider Chick-Fil-A, arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby and furniture giant R.C.  Willey, proudly state on their websites that they are  closed on Sundays. Capitalists are quick to point out that Sundays are among the  most popular days for shoppers who work during the week. Additionally, missing a  single day means being closed for 14% of the week.
Warren Buffett called  into question R.C. Willey’s decision to remain closed as it expanded out of its  home state of Utah, but lost out to a “higher authority,” as the stores are  still closed on Sundays. Mr. Buffet isn’t alone, however, when it comes to  keeping business practices  separate from religion. Below are some famous businessmen and investors who have  proclaimed themselves non-religious.” (Read more)

As noted, the article went on to describe the non-religious “successful” folks.

There have been times I have gone out for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich or to Hobby Lobby on Sunday, forgetting that they are closed on those days.  I admit that on some of those times I was disappointed they were closed because it didn’t fit into my plans.  On my better days I am thankful for their witness and use it as a call to accountability about my priorities and faithfulness to really “Love the Lord’s Day.”   I am thankful for the sacrificial witness of faithful followers of Jesus Christ, in this way and so very many other ways.  It reminds me that it is the witness of our lives, more than prosperity or recognition on lists of the famous this or that, that begins to define “successful.”  (Laurie E.)

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