Yet more weekend snow storms. . . .Local news where we are, on the road for our “Spring Break” (!), showed lots of churches cancelling services. I don’t remember that happening until a few years ago. All kinds of churches were scrolling the news on the screen. (Do Catholic churches have to get some kind of special dispensation from a bishop or somebody to do that?) Some relatives got the news via an e-mail blast, which tells us that now the technology makes it more possible than ever before to get the word out.
What do we think about this? I’m not sure what I think about it. Obviously, no one wants members to get hurt trying to get to church in unsafe conditions. There is the commandment about the Sabbath Day, but perhaps that can be kept in other ways. And yet I still feel weird about it. There is not attending, which can happen for lots of reasons, but not having the service available seems more problematic. But I don’t know. You tell me.