‘Twas Ever Thus Dept.

Michael J. Krasulski, an historian writing about Philadelphia churches recently noted that one of the parishes was complaining that no one volunteered for its annual strawberry festival. The same day, the historian discovered a letter to the parish about the lack of volunteers for their strawberry festival–in 1927!

The historian also found an article in a church magazine “lamenting how difficult it had become to recruit choirboys because of the ever-increasing demands upon children’s time and that of their parents.” That article was published in 1898.

The bottom line is: Christians–adults and children–always have lots to do. We have many competing interests besides religion. All the more reason to remember that “This is the day that the Lord hath made…”

J. Douglas Ousley

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