How inexpressibly sad it is to see that on the Lord’s festivals the enemy collects his tax – and an exceedingly great one it is – from Christians! And the greater the festival the heavier the tax that Christians pay the enemy; for what do we see on the festivals? Perfect idleness, unbridled passions, brawls, profligacy, thefts, amusements. My God! What gratification of the flesh! What zealous service to the Devil!