The task I must undertake...
They are like smoke in the eyes
or vinegar that sets the teeth on edge.
Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.
If you are looking for a strong work ethic to get you off the Internet and back to the project on which you are procrastinating on by way of reading Irenic Thoughts, try these selections from the Book of Proverbs in the New Living translation:
hard workers get rich. (10:4)
Work hard and become a leader;
be lazy and become a slave. (12:24)
Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch,
but the diligent make use of everything they find. (12:27)
Lazy people want much but get little,
but those who work hard will prosper
and be satisfied. (13:4)
A lazy person has trouble all through life;
the path of the upright is easy! (15:19)
One who is slack in work
is close kin to a vandal. (18:9)
A lazy person sleeps soundly
–and goes hungry. (19:15)
If you are too lazy to plow in the right season,
you will have no food at the harvest. (20:4)
The lazy person is full of excuses, saying,
"If I go outside, I might meet a lion
in the street and be killed!" (22:13)
If you are actually lazy, then these perhaps apply to you double. But, workaholics are to realize that I selected the above proverbs to deal with my own procrastination.
If you, like me, are hard at work on something other than that project with a looming deadline. Then you, like me (who needs to be writing a religion column for the newspaper and not a blog entry) should get back to that main project now.
Hmm. Maybe I'll make some coffee first. ;-)
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor