Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304
Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784
One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
—Romans 14:5-6 (NIV)
One of them having objected to the “observance of days, and months, and years,” Johnson answered, “The church does not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts. Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected.”
... Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., v. II , James Boswell, London: National illustrated library, 1851, p. 293 (see the book)
See also Rom. 14:5-6
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, we remember You on these sacred days.
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