Amazon has announced it will begin Sunday delivery of packages using the Postal Service trucks and drivers, first in Los Angeles, New York and Washington and then to the rest of the country. There will be no charge for Sunday package delivery.
American culture once respected Sundays. Most things were closed, except pharmacies. Now virtually everything is open, except Chick-fil-a, whose owner is a Christian and wants his stores closed so employees can attend worship services if they choose. Many do.
In a confrontation with the legalists of his day, Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Laws do not lead to salvation. Faith does. Maybe it's my generation, but it seems to me something is lost when Sunday is just another day in the week with no special meaning or purpose. A day of rest and worship is good for the body and soul. We need it. But Amazon doesn't think so and the financially troubled Postal Service can use the help.
This is life in a post-Christian country. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: November 12, 2013