There seems to be a common notion that Sundays are for, pick one:
Sleeping all day
Going to movies
Watching sports all day
Going out to eat
Anything but going to church
Playing football or other sports
Wash the car
What do I as a Mormon believe?
All of them are wrong.
What is Sunday for?
Going to Church to remember God, Jesus, and renewing the covenants, promises, we made when we were baptized.
Mormons, in one of our Sunday meetings, called sacrament meeting, take the sacrament. It consists of bread and water.
In taking the small piece of bread we are to remember that Christ gave his life to allow all of us to overcome death, be resurrected, and live forever.
Drinking the small cup of water reminds us that Christ shed his blood in the garden of Gethsemane to pay for our sins if we accept his sacrifice, repent, and follow him.
Prayer on the sacramental bread
"O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath* given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen."
In the prayer on the bread we are to do three things:
Eat it in remembrance of the body of Christ
We are willing to take upon us the name of Christ
Always remember Christ
Prayer on the sacramental water
"O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine [water] to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen."
In the prayer on the water we are to do three things:
Remember the blood of Christ, that paid for our sins.
Witness to God that we do remember Him.
That we will have his Spirit to be with us.
What is right for Mormons to do on Sundays?
Go to Church
Take the sacrament and renew our promises to God and Christ.
Spend time with family.
Visit family members.
Eat - I like this one particularly well.
Study the scriptures
Eat - there that is again, but no, pigging out on Sunday is not what we are supposed to do. Simple meals are what we should focus on, not elaborate meals that cause lots of work.
Watch a video with the family? Well, yes, I do this. Some people don't, but I do. We are just careful what we watch.
There are lots of others.
Does that mean that no Mormon watches sports on Sundays?
No. Lots do, but lots don't. We all try to follow the best we can.
Should we travel on Sunday? Probably not, because it takes away from the purpose of the day.
Have I ever traveled on Sunday?
Should I have traveled on Sunday?
No. We could have probably worked around it when it happened, but like I said, we all are trying the best we can. Sometimes we don't get it all right.
Do I ever get it all right?
Am I trying to get it all right and be a better person?
Yes. That is the secret, a long sustained effort to follow Christ.
Focusing our life on money and possessions leads to a life of unhappiness.
Following Christ and serving others brings happiness, peace, and a fulfilled life.
Christ's church has been restored with the truth that was lost after He and his apostles died. It is important to know that, and to find the truth. Today