In 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?