Exodus 20:1-4, 7-17
Whatever happened to the sabbath? In our first reading today from the Book of Exodus, we hear the Ten Commandments. There is a longer explanation given to the fourth commandment – “Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.” – than to any of the other nine commandments. I’ll bet you are quite clear about not committing murder, not committing adultery, and not stealing, but what about remembering the sabbath day and keeping it holy? (1) Is that a little fuzzy for you? And, if so, what happened, because you’re not alone? For many of us, several things have colluded.