THERE are many persons who think Friday is an unlucky day on which to begin any enterprise. Many sailors will not go to sea on that day, and many mechanics will not begin a new work on Friday. They think that because Christ was crucified on that day, ill fortune attends all works commenced on that day. Such a superstition is without any justification in fact, as the following statement will show: Christopher Columbus sailed on his great voyage of discovery on Friday. He discovered the continent of America on Friday. John Cabot received a commission from Henry III., which led to the discovery of North America, on Friday. The oldest town in the United States was founded on Friday. The May Flower made the harbor of Prince town on Friday. George Washington was born on Friday. Bunker Hill was seized and fortified on Friday. Saratoga was surrendered on Friday. The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown occurred on Friday. The motion that the United Colonies were, and of right ought to be, free and independent, was made on Friday.

Let us seek the blessing of God on our work, and one day will be as good as another on which to begin it.


“Remember The Sabbath day to keep it holy.”  Exodus 20:8