God will have big­ger con­cerns

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Opinion -

I read with in­ter­est the let­ter from the gen­tle­man who be­moans the fact the Vet­er­ans pa­rade is al­ways on Sat­ur­day so he can’t go be­cause of his re­li­gion. Well sorry friend, but most pa­rades re­gard­less of hol­i­day are on Sat­ur­day be­cause most peo­ple aren’t work­ing and the kids are out of school. As long as the recog­ni­tion is heart­felt it does not have to be the day of the hol­i­day. Heck, does any­one re­ally know if the son of God was born on De­cem­ber the 25th? Truth is, we don’t know. That date comes from cen­turies of de­duc­tion and con­jec­ture, but not be­ing sure does not de­mean our recog­ni­tion of what that life chang­ing event meant to hu­man­ity.

I’ve al­ways found it in­ter­est­ing the dif­fer­ent re­li­gious ten­ants that say you can’t go out on this day, have to fast on that week, can’t eat this kind of food. I mean se­ri­ously, the Gre­go­rian Cal­en­dar didn’t come out un­til 1582, so who’s to say what day it is any­way? Bot­tom line, come judg­ment day I’m think­ing God will be con­cerned with far more se­ri­ous in­frac­tions than what day some­one watched a pa­rade or what they had for din­ner.

Kath­leen C. But­ler, Wichita

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