Shelley: I think the Sabbath Day should be different than the rest of the week. Ian: Wear orange pajamas. Shelley: No! You like wake up in the morning and pray and turn on Mo-Tab and you read your scriptures while sitting in a ray of sunlight. And it’s like the most spiritual day of your week. Ian: So if Music and the Spoken Word is on in the morning, it is the Sabbath? Shelley: It is the Sabbath, you know! Kwaku: So what you’re saying is, What should we and should we not do on the Sabbath? Theme song. Ian: The Sabbath is definitely the Lord’s day. And you know, in the 70’s and 80’s, the Apostles were like using the pulpit as a bully pulpit where they were kinda like pulpit pounders. They would say things and it was the truth. And this is what I’m going to do today. I’m gonna spit truth about the Sabbath. Shelley: Please don’t spit. Ian: Is Shelley in the 21st century? I don’t think she understood that. I will declare truth! Okay Shelley, is that a little bit better? Shelley: This is better. Thank you. Ian: Okay, on the Sabbath, like I said, it is the Lord’s day. We need to dedicate our time. What do you guys think about that? Shelley: So. Sunday is the Sabbath Day and that, in my opinion, is God’s day, which means that all of the things that you do on Sunday relate back to God and it’s what God wants you to do and all that stuff. And a lot of people will say, like, “Oh, but I like to spend time with my family and we watch football and we go out to dinner.” I think that’s wrong and there’s actually a time, set aside, on Monday nights for FHE. There’s no Bishopric meetings, there’s no church meetings– Ian: There’s no temple, actually. Shelley: There’s no temple, it’s not open. Yeah, so that is the time that you can do those things like watching sports, playing games that aren’t necessarily like spirit bringing or uplifting or going out to eat and doing whatever with your family. That is Monday night and not Sunday. Ian: I think that’s a great rule of thumb for your family. Shelley: For my family, it works really well. Kwaku: Well, you know… Shelley: It doesn’t for Kwaku. Ian: Kwaku’s like, he’s like boiling inside. Kwaku: No, I have no issue with it, you just put so many opinions in there. Ian: I want some foundational truth. Kwaku: You’ve gotta be — make sure that we’re not putting our opinion over what the Church says. Shelley: What does the Church say? Kwaku: *singing* What does the Church say? Shelley: I actually have something that the Church does say about that Kwaku. Elder James E Faust said, Kwaku: Oppa Gangnam Style Ian: It’s the pumpkin spice donuts. We can’t have pumpkin spice donuts before the shoot. Shelley: James E Faust said, “What is worthy or unworthy on the Sabbath day will have to be judged by each of us trying to be honest with the Lord. We should do what we have to do and what we ought to do in an attitude of worshipfulness and then limit our other activities.” That is what the Church kind of says. Ian: Alright. So “honest with the Lord” is something that I’m going to pull out from this quote right here. So, I’m going to bring in a little personal story. I gained a personal testimony that God is our Eternal Father and that he loves his children when I was actually on a Sunday drive with my family. And we were in the mountains and I was just admiring the creations of Heavenly Father. Some people may say, “That’s a recreational activity that we should not do.” But since I’ve had such a spiritual, you know, experience with that moment in my life, it feels like that’s me doing something separate on a Sunday that is loving the Lord. And if someone has that experience with football, which maybe seems a little bit far fetched, but if someone does, I can’t judge them cause I don’t want to say, “No, you’ve never had that experience in your life.” So it depends on those experiences that you have with Heavenly Father that will basically reflect the covenant that you will make with Him and I think if people do that righteously, then I think they’re okay. Kwaku: Okay, truthfully, I think you’re both right. If it’s a family tradition that’s bringing them together, I’m going to judge them but if we’re being honest– Ian: If we’re taking our shirts off when a touchdown happens– Kwaku: If we’re being honest, it’s the Sabbath, you shouldn’t be watching football. Shelley: And you shouldn’t be taking your shirt off. Kwaku: But then again, there’s so much you shouldn’t do on the Sabbath that we do. Ian: It’s one of those things where someone’s pulling out their phones and checking Facebook during Sacrament meeting. Is that okay on the Sabbath? Because the same person that does that also says that football’s not okay on the Sabbath. Kwaku: Okay, being on your phone at church, none of us should do that. Ian: That is not okay. Kwaku: 100%. And we all, all three of us do that. Ian: I suck at it. I’m so bad. Kwaku: It’s the Lord’s day. My personal opinion is that you need to be reading the scriptures on Sunday and if you’re reading the scriptures on Sunday and doing godly things or things that help bring the spirit, then you’re probably not going to have too much of a want to do things that are completely void of the spirit. And watching men tackling each other over a pigskin is not really what Christ had in mind. Shelley: If you have to justify watching sports to us, you probably shouldn’t be watching sports on Sunday. Ian: Here’s the thing. Let me talk to those that watch football on Sundays and they’re a little sad right now because these two people are attacking you. Let me just say one thing really quick– don’t justify it. If you really feel strongly about it, just own up to it. That’s the thing. Kwaku: And let’s be clear. I don’t care. I mean, there’s things I do on the Sabbath that I shouldn’t do. So I’m right there with you. This is more of like us and a pot of like, we shouldn’t do this. Well, we do it anyway. How can we become better? Ian: I think people of the Mormon faith judge people very quickly when they work on Sundays. And I’m under the impression that you need to try your hardest to work five or six days of the week and separate Sunday like we said, to dedicate that time to the Lord and fulfill your callings and show up to church. Shelley: But sometimes, it’s hard. And sometimes you’re a heart surgeon and somebody gets a heart attack on a Sunday and you have to go fix them and save them. Kwaku: As in Russell M Nelson. And also, I don’t believe that we judge people too much. Ian: Maybe you don’t. Kwaku: I’ve just never seen it. Maybe you guys have had experiences like that. Ian: There have been moments where people have, you know, not given those others the benefit of the doubt. And of course there are people who are just thinking about getting gain on Sundays and they won’t go to Church and they’ll fall away. And sometimes you need to support your family and life happens. Kwaku: If you feel it’s your priesthood responsibility to do something on Sunday for the betterment of your family, do it. Shelley: Try hard not to but– Kwaku: No, no, if you feel it. If you have to work because let’s say your son has a disease or something and you need that money, I’m not going to tell you not to do it. It’s smart to do it. It’s also… maybe God’s saying don’t do it but find a different way. I don’t know, we don’t know what’s going on but do not project your ideas onto them cause you don’t know their story, cause we all have a different story. Shelley: I think that if your kid as a disease or whatever is happening, it’s more just like anything that is wrong that you need to work on Sunday that you feel you need to work on Sunday, if you take that leap of faith, I think you’re gonna… Ian: Please pray about it. Shelley: Pray about it, but I really think that if you don’t work on Sunday, just like not doing homework or always paying your tithing, I think that you’ll be blessed with exact obedience to God’s laws. And of course Heavenly Father is going to tell you exactly. He commands His prophets maybe to do things that like… In the Book of Mormon, with Nephi, he has to kill Laban. That’s technically a commandment to not do but like… Ian: Everyone that’s not a Mormon is going to watch and be like… Shelley: What? Read the Book of Mormon! God will tell you what to do but in general, it’s keeping His commandments that will give you all the blessings that you need, in my belief. Kwaku: We are Latter-day Saints. And if you’re a Latter-day Saint, I think the one job that you can take on a Sunday that you can feel guilt-free about is service. If you’re helping other people, if you’re helping the homeless, if you’re helping rebuild a house, you’re cleaning, you’re helping feed animals, whatever. You go for it, you go for it, guilt-free. Ian: Yeah, and I think service is for everyone in the Church. Those in the priesthood, they need to understand that the priesthood has no schedule. If someone calls you to serve and if someone wants your help, be the servant of the Lord in that moment and fulfill your priesthood. I think that is the essence of the gospel– fulfilling what you’ve been ordained to do. Shelley: And for women, service is kinda a part of everything that we do all of the time. Relief Society was built on serving other people. That’s why relief society is a thing. And so any calling you hold in the Church- Priesthood, Relief Society, Primary, Nursery, Young Women, whatever it is, that is service. And you can find more ways to serve in those callings and visiting teaching and home teaching on the Sabbath Day. Kwaku: Honestly, I’m so focused on making sure I keep the Sabbath Day holy cause I just veer off all the time. Ian: And I think it’s okay to respect those with different opinions because we need to do that. Everyone’s family is different on the Sabbath. Kwaku: Except for those who are wrong. Ian: Yes, exactly, except for those who are wrong. But we need to respect those that are wrong as well, those people that are wrong think they’re right and if they’re right then maybe we’re wrong. Kwaku: No, they’re wrong. And they’re dumb. Ian: I’m wrong. Am I wrong? Shelley: I think he’s talking about me, actually. Ian: You’re talking about Shelley?! No, no, no! Kwaku: Shelley and I are actually friends, okay, I know you people think I hate her. I do not, I do not, I love Shelley and I love Ian. So we have a lot of opinions. Shelley: But you guys do too. Ian: And we want to hear what you guys do on the Sunday. Shelley: On the Sunday… Ian: One more time. Kwaku: So we have a lot of opinions. Shelley: But you guys do too. Ian: And we want to hear about… Shelley: Do you want me to do that part? Ian: I got this! Kwaku: So we have a lot of opinions. Shelley: But you guys do too. Ian: And we want to hear what you guys do on the Sunday. I said it again!!! I said it again! Shelley: So what do you guys do on Sunday
that’s okay? Ian: Please comment below and just write about what you do on the Sabbath that brings the spirit. Please. Cause I can’t differentiate the Sunday and the Sabbath. Shelley: Three, two, one. Ian: Please subscribe. Shelley: Subscribe! Instagram, Twitter, Facebook… Kwaku: You don’t know where they are. Shelley: LinkedIn? I don’t know! Kwaku: Tinder, Tinder, swipe right. Ian: MySpace, Tumblr Shelley: We have a MySpace! Kwaku: Like that one Russian one. Shelley: What’s the Russian? Kwaku: I don’t know, it’s like Richakljoireahgdagas, you know that one? Ian: That’s legitimate social media.