The research, conducted by the Andrews University Department of Behavioral Sciences, revealed that the firm housecleaning deadline faced by Adventists every Friday sunset inspires a weekly frenzy of domestic productivity completely unparalleled by any other recurring event.
Adventist survey respondents confessed to being in a state of near panic as precious pre-sunset minutes tick away and they discover that not only are toilets left unscrubbed, but church outfits require ironing and, for purists, Sabbath baths remain to be drawn.
“I discover a whole new level of efficiency as sunset draws near on Friday evenings,” said Michigan City-based respondent, Ayuda May. “If only I could summon the same energy on Monday mornings.”
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As I was raising our first grandchild it was like when having taken too much food onto a plate and realizing there would be too much to consume. On Fridays as energy was waning, that would determine what got finished. Important stuff early in the morning was the given. Shower/baths would begin that last hour, during the summer. The last hour in winter was the dinner hour. What didn’t get done stayed that was until Sunday.
I like the name of the Michigan City-based respondent, “Ayuda May” (ayúdame). Yup, “help me” – there’s so much to do before sunset.
If we just stop and enjoy the Sabbath as it was intended and not make it burden as did the Jewish pharisees, we would all be happy and enjoy our Sabbaths to a higher level.
True that. We get so hung up on: “dont do this or dont do that”.
“this type of work or activity is ok on sabbath because of x reason”.
If working on Sabbath NOW for us gentiles of 2016 is a sin, then it is a sin regardless of the job itself or what the need is….. Ridiculous? Yes. Jesus thought so too, that is why he broke the sabbath, to get the jews away from the worship of sabbath.
I rest on Sabbath when I can, my job keeps me on a call rotation and I work 1 weekend every month. On sabbath I tend to focus more on God and his love for us than on other days. When I do get to go to church, I enjoy the relaxed and slower pace of the Sabbath.
Sabbath can be kept holy, not with works or lack of but with your heart and thoughts. Just saying.
WELL SAID AND TRUE:
AND ON THAT NOTE…
HAPPY SABBATH EVERYONE.
Same here. Happy Sabbath!!
Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
Lutherans do not recognize the Pope as head of the church.
Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store.
Adventists do not recognize each other in the Walmart checkout line one minute after Friday’s sunset.
I dont recognize my wife
Now that it’s Sabbath, I’m gonna binge on 3ABN programs. I love Danny Shelton’s show, “As the World Burns.” And I can’t get enough of Doug Batchelor’s show, “The Young and the Hairless.” Also gotta see Stephen Bore’s show, “Days of Our Lice.”
So what? Tell that to Ben Car-sin. He never allowed the Sabbath to stop his book sales and political campaign events.
We don’t let anything interrupt our enjoyment of weekends down here.
This article says “Adventist survey respondents confessed to being in a state of near panic as … Sabbath baths remain to be drawn.” That’s funny, since we don’t actually believe in bathing on Sabbath.
It has never stopped the ABC from selling books on Sabbath either. Just go to the ABC and buy on line all day on Sabbath.
LOL. SINY SIN SIN.
SO LETS DANCE!
If I were an Adventist, I would be like Ben Carsinogen. If I were a left-wing liberal socialist, I would be like Hellary Clinton. If I were a Republican, I would join the vast right-wing conspiracy. Vote for me: independent populist wing-nut Donald Plump.
Ok, I will.
When I was growing up, the parishioners used to give me nicely gift-wrapped parcels of deodorant, cologne, soap, and mouthwash almost every Sabbath. I couldn’t understand why they did that, until I read in the Bible that “after 4 days the body stinketh.” I didn’t bathe on Wednesdays because it was too close to Sabbath. Thursdays were even closer. Fridays were way too close. So, by Sabbath, I stinketh.
Truly said: Fridays at the edges of the Sabbath are always extra busy. Just come to my house and watch my wife do the seemingly impossible. Exactly at sundown, we all sit down and have our personal worship. Dear wifey is sound asleep in the lounge chair. I dutiful remind her to stay awake so we can welcome in the SABBATH. Sometimes, when I am commuting back home late on a Friday evening, I will pull over just at sundown and say my prayers. How neat is that? I am thankful I am not as others who must “rush” the Sabbath. What thinkest thou?
Woe iz you, richard mills. You forgot to say “Woe iz me.”
Dear Millie: Sorry, I got caught up in waiting for sundown to occur here in my neck of the woods. I am currently watching the sun as it reaches its zenith. The countdown is on.
Are we there yet? How long will the sun take to go down? Can I watch my TV until a few minutes before sundown? Now-WOE IZ ME!! The same scenario is repeated at Sabbath sundown. On & on & on & on it goes. And where it stops, nobody knows. Sorry, the phone is ringing. It’s the Head Elder checking up on me. Bye.
An Adventist once told a Jewish Rabbi, “See, we are like you, the Jews. We keep the Sabbath.”
“Ah, but there’s a difference,” said the wise old Rabbi, “You keep the Sabbath; but we celebrate the Sabbath.”
Many procrastinators do their best study before the exam. Many legal briefs are are well written just before court. Many business reports are finished just before the board meet. Many a floor has its best vacuuming as the edge of the Sabbath approaches. Today’s meeting of Procrastinators Anonymous has been postponed until tomorrow l!
I was in such a rush to get this post finished, I made some clear errors. Find them if you can. Pick, pick pick. When will I ever learn?
I’ll be glad to look for the errors, but I’ll wait until tomorrow (or the next day, or the day after . . . ) to do so.