It was so good to see so many people. There were a lot of extended families gathering. Easter has that family sort of feeling associated with it. Normally, I enjoy Easter at my mom's with some fine home cooked food. This year, though, it just wasn't meant to be.A three hour trip to Tennessee and a three hour trip back was just too much for one afternoon. Yet, we did have a family meal together. We let Cheddar's in Bristol do the cooking.
Following the meal, it was our intention to go to Sam's Club. When we got there it was closed. Imagine that Easter Sunday and a store, like Sam's Club was closed. Debbie, always the optimistic one said, "Well. It's good that they close on Easter." With Sam's Club not an option, we decided to head up the road to Target. Guess what. Target was also closed. Once again Debbie took the optimistic view. It is time for me to be honest with you. I did not take an optimistic view. I wanted to go to Sam's Club and I wanted to go to Target and I was internally miffed that they would be closed. It really didn't matter to me that it was Easter Sunday!
Not the best of attitudes for a pastor to have, if I say so myself. As Debbie pointed out, I should have been grateful that the stores--and it just wasn't these two--were closing on Easter Sunday. Even thought they may not be Christian run organizations, it was nice that they observed one of the Christian Holy Days as a time off for their customers. Even as I write this on Monday morning, I am still somewhat dismayed that these stores were closed. i guess, though, that this episode is teaching me something about my views on things like this. As the title of my blog suggests, its just something that I will have to ponder.
Here's a question for you, would you have expected major national chains to have closed on Easter Sunday? Why or why not? Leave your answers in the comment section.