Monday, September 3, 2007

Sunday Rest

Small phrases said in passing and with little thought have the potential of becoming significant parts of a hearer's creed. For example, several years ago, while studying at Boyce College (the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), a fellow church member/seminary student/father of three/full-time worker, mentioned to me as he headed to his study to practice Greek, "I'm glad I'm not a Sabbatarian." He was simply appreciating the fact that Sunday, according to his beliefs concerning the Sabbath, was no different to him when it came to his working or not working on his class-work. At that moment, I adopted his practice and don't know why but regret it.