Friday 11 July 2014

Wednesday of Week 21 Year 2

One of the many dangers we may fall into which could lead us to even more serious sins is laziness. When we are lazy, we begin to put off what we could have completed or done in a short time. Sometimes we procrastinate until the last moment before we attempt to do anything, only to discover that it is too late and there is nothing further we can do. Laziness can come in many forms, but it is laziness in our prayer life, in our spiritual life and in our relationship with God which we need to watch out for. In fact, one of the seven deadly sins we would have learnt is called sloth, where one is guilty of being too lazy or slow in doing something.

In today's reading,  St Paul reminds us: "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we urge you, brothers, to keep away from any of the brothers who refuses to work or to live according to the tradition we passed on to you. You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you..." When we are lazy or idle, we begin to neglect many things, including our spiritual life. We think that we are ok, but the truth is we are not ok. We sometimes hear the saying: "an idle mind is a devil's workshop." When one has too much time in one's hands and does not utilise the time properly, one could begin to waste time doing frivolous things, some of which could lead one to commit even more serious sins. Are we guilty of being idle? Are we using time wisely?

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