It never fails. Every single Sunday in spring, one can drive down the street and see a lawnmower being pushed around nearly every yard. Is this necessary work? It’s a pertinent question to ask ourselves because the performance of substantial, unnecessary servile work on Sunday is a serious sin.
So don’t do it!
Of all the terrible sins which man is capable, God directed ten percent of His Decalogue solely to this matter. Remember thou keep holy the Lord’s day, He told us. Obviously, this is no trivial thing. Although we may think it silly that cutting the grass could be a serious sin, God thinks otherwise. He gave us six full days out of the week to ourselves and requested only one to be kept in His honor.
Is it too much to ask that we wait a few hours to cut our grass? Instead of spending our Sundays tending to the maintenance of our earthly homes, we should spend these precious few hours tending to the maintenance of our souls. Attending church, praying, doing spiritual reading, reflecting upon our actions, making good resolutions, performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and wholesome activities with our families are more than enough to fill our Sundays.
If all Americans did this one simple thing–dedicated Sundays to the maintenance of their soul rather than their yard–we would see a near-instant transformation in our moral fabric. So get to work, America. On your souls, that is…