Even a casual survey of our society suggests that there has been a blurring of seasonal time and of place. We no longer buy foodstuffs when they are in season because occasional goods are in the supermarkets all year. Modern transport means that roses picked in South America can be given to someone special here in Australia within twenty-four hours. The seven-day working week does not allow for a Sabbath together. There is no longer a common day of rest for individuals or families.