I firmly believe that our behavior on the Sabbath is a direct reflection of our appreciation and reverence for Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Sundays belong to God.
Ideally we would be spending Sundays doing what Christ would do: seeking spiritual rejuvenation (especially at church); visiting the sick, the lonely, the broken-hearted; studying and teaching the scriptures; or serving other people in any way we can. That list is insufficient, but you get the idea.
To spend Sundays sitting idly back, remote in hand, waiting to be entertained, is not only a waste of time but a slap in the face to God and the special day He has given us.
And yet, I believe there is a place for Sabbath-day entertainment when it is more than entertainment.
Maybe it teaches a gospel principle. Maybe it inspires us to be a better person. Maybe it’s borderline pointless, but it’s clean, and we’re bringing our family or friends closer together by watching and laughing together. Either way, the movies we do choose to watch should somehow bring us closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In my personal opinion (and believe me, that’s all it is), the films I feature on this blog fit one of those criteria.
I promise as you make an effort to limit and filter your Sunday entertainment, you will see a difference in the feeling in your home. You will become closer to your family. Most importantly, you will develop a closer and more personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
And may all of us make an effort to do something more on Sundays than watch movies. 🙂