Is it really a time for celebration?
Look around you and ask yourself if this is a time for celebration. By the looks of things in America, this is not a time to be throwing parties. There is work to do and no one if off duty in the kingdom of God.
The Times-Reporter Newspaper reported in September, 1985, of a celebration at a New Orleans municipal pool. The party around the pool was held to celebrate the first summer in memory without a drowning at the
city pool. New Orleans
In honor of the occasion, 200 people gathered, including over 100 certified lifeguards. Speeches were made, awards were given, and the party lasted for several hours. As the party was breaking up and the four lifeguards on duty began to clear the pool, they found a fully dressed body lying on the bottom of the deep end.
Diving in to make a rescue, they found Jerome Moody, 31, but it was too late. He had drowned at some point during the evening when he fell into the pool…surrounded by lifeguards celebrating their successful season.