What About Beatitudes?

TissotBeatitudesIn the Friday round-up, David Gibson at RNS noted this image captured at a South Carolina McDonald’s. Which leaves some questions in my mind …

Does remembering the Sabbath to keep it holy have any impact on how a fast food restaurant does business on Sunday? I mean: one might suggest it close for business, but at the very least do employees get time off to go to church? Super-sized lunch breaks at mid-morning?

When a manager authorizes this, does it represent a personal commitment to virtue, or is it just a publicity statement? Or worse, is it a suggestion that other people need to beef up their morality?

Do you smell a lawsuit coming?

About a decade ago, a parishioner tried to foist a pre-fab Ten Commandments monument on the parish. With Knights of Columbus funding, he was successful. But I wondered then, as I wonder now, why so many Christians aren’t on a bandwagon for the Beatitudes?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to What About Beatitudes?

  1. David D. says:

    Chick-fil-a is closed on Sundays

  2. John Donaghy says:

    I really think churches should put up the beatitudes – Luke’s version. That could raise quite a conversation – or controversy.

  3. Pingback: Shift To Beatitudes | Catholic Sensibility

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