Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"I will not run on a Sunday."

Yesterday we watched "Chariots of Fire." And, as after most movies, it left me thinking. I don't run, and I'll most likely never make it to news in fencing. But even still - Eric Liddell said "I won't run on a Sunday," and respected God's law. I've actually already had that problem with fencing. All the tournaments are on Fridays. And, in Dubai, the weekend is Friday-Saturday, and we have Church on Friday. So I've had to say no to all the tournaments so far.
But what about you? What would you have said?

Kilo-Yankee

13 comments:

BananaBint said...

I don't fence.

Steffi said...

That must be a difficult decision! I can understand your choice though I'm not sure it would be my own. I'm still kinda confused about that and know people who could go with either option.

Kyleigh said...

Yeah - I am often a bit hesitant to say no, and I would probably have said yes to one of them, but they're all day - from about 7 am onwards.
So I'd have to miss Church, meaning I canna go.

Anna said...

In regard to Eric Liddell, I respect his respect for the Sabbath, but we talked about it in church once, and it's Sabbitarian. (is that how you spell it?) Our church is non-sabbitarian, which doesn't mean we wouldn't cancel something to go to church, but it's not against our beliefs is we did, and we don't believe that it's a sin.

Anna said...

In regard to you, it's priorities really.
I won't be able to give you any real advice until this fall, when I'm probably starting fencing. (You have to be 12 at the place where Aubrey Cherry goes)

Anna said...

Also, Leah wants people to comment on her blog.

Ilevot said...

I can't really say what I'd say....if you have to miss church for it, and you'd have to consistently miss it to take part in them, then I'd say no. however, if you didn't have to miss church for them....I don't know if it'd be wrong, since technically the "Sabbath" (which we are supposed to keep)is Saturday, not Friday or Sunday, like we keep over here.....it would be a though question, though.

Kyleigh said...

Anna: You said you wouldn't cancel something to go to Church.
Unless it's still something that honors God, I think that wouldn't be putting God first in your life. Like going to a pool party or something.
If you're sick, it's different, of course.

Ilevot: Yes, but even still, we're supposed to have a day of rest, regardless of what day it may be.

Anna said...

I think you're doing the right thing. But I really don't know what I'd say, because it's one of those things where I would need to be faced with it to answer.

Anna said...

As my mom would say, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Ilevot said...

true dat..... if I were in your situation (except for me with curling =P) I'd probably give up curling....even though I'd absolutely hate to cause I love it and the people at it so much.

berylla said...

ky u said that you wouldn't be putting God first if you didn't go to church an occasional sunday because of fencing.

i don't think its a matter of putting God first, i think its a matter of putting one's church first.

i think it also has alot to do with personal convictions.

it doesn't make c to me when you skip church because you are sick you don't feel as if you are putting your sickness above God, but if you go to a competition you feel as if you are putting your desires above God.

Anna said...

Good point........ but I know if I just had a cold or something small I would still go to church, but if I had the flu, I would definitely stay home.