Closed on Sundays?

In all of the excitement over “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which set a world record for sales, and struck a blow for religious freedom and the freedom of speech, it is easy to forget some of the other simple lessons to be learned from this company.  Since the opening of their first restaurant, Chick-fil-A has been closed on Sundays.  As Catholics, we are called to follow the Commandments.  The 3rd Commandment is to “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” The Catechism teaches clearly that “On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body.”  Not everyone can fulfill this, but shouldn’t we celebrate a company that makes it easier for its employees to do this? What do you think of businesses being closed on Sunday?


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