It’s May Day, that multi-purpose holiday which is not actually celebrated in too many places. Infoplease.com explains it this way:
May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It’s a celebration of Spring. It’s a day of political protests. It’s a neopagan festival, a saint’s feast day, and a day for organized labor. In many countries, it is a national holiday.
It’s a day that has included massive shows of military hardware in communist nations, as they celebrate the international worker. Some folks in the US recognize this date as “Law Day.”
This Law Day is an interesting concept. It was created as a special day by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in 1958. Yet, it is not a legal holiday. That’s sort of like the way I see law practiced in the US. It’s there. We are supposed to be a country of laws. Those responsible for the observance of the law, however, seem to make it up as they go along. The US Constitution, the original law of the land, seems to be optional to those in power.
Perhaps this attitude may be linked to the response to an older and more important law: God’s moral law. It us viewed by much of society as, at best, a set of suggestions. If we treat God’s law that way, it’s no wonder that we are willing to forg
o the rigors of man’s.
Happy May Day. Maybe our (subdued) celebration could include a reading of the Ten Commandments.
What do you think?