Signs of the Times

March 15, 2010 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Driving past the “Little Treasures” daycare (in a Methodist church building) on Southern Ave., I see a sign for an Easter Egg Hunt April 2. April 2, of course, is Good Friday.

At the last John Bower League basketball game, a flyer is being handed out for an all-day basketball camp (not run by the John Bower League, I hasten to add.) The date? April 2.

While I doubt schools have off on April 2 for the sake of other educational/fun community activities, no doubt there are plenty of folk out there who think that the former church building better serves children as a day-care center and that kids will be better served on Good Friday by learning basketball than by attending worship.

But such an attitude comes at cost – the cost of there being no shared value in our culture other than what the market will bear, the cost of children and families losing the opportunity to contemplate and the ability to be reverent. Good Friday? Just another opportunity to cram in some more activities. A golden opportunity.

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