THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304
Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784

One of them having objected to the “observance of days, and months, and years,” Johnson answered, “The church does not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts. Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected.”
... Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., v. II [1791], James Boswell, London: National illustrated library, 1851, p. 293 (see the book; see also Rom. 14:5-6; more at Christmas, Church, Day, Neglect, Savior)

 
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