We measure time by the holidays, don’t we? As soon as Halloween is over, my kids begin asking whose house we’re going to for Thanksgiving and start circling toys in the Christmas ads from the paper. Days after Christmas, Valentine’s Day products are on the shelves in all the stores. Yet the word holiday came from the words holy day. Once, all celebrations were holy - sacred, spiritual, set apart. I don’t know if that’s the case anymore.
My church urges me to measure time by holy days, which… [more]