Angela and I were out shopping the other day and noticed how many stores were advertising for staff or had reduced their hours because of staffing issues.
It was then that Angela came up with a bizarre idea. She suggested that one solution to the problem might be if all the stores agreed to close one day a week. In order for it to work, it would have to be the same day each week, perhaps on Thursday or maybe Sunday. Having a common closed day would reduce the hours that the store’s staff would have to cover each week and would allow the staff to spend more time with their families.
It would kind of be like a sabbatical but on a much shorter timeline. The more Angela and I talked about it, the more sense it made, at least to us.
Of course, the idea of resting one day in seven goes clear back to the story of Creation when God rested on the seventh day. God apparently thought it was a good idea, but as with many things, humanity often feels that they know better than the God of the Universe, which ultimately leads to all kinds of problems. Like staffing shortages.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.