Spiritual Avoidance

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Avoidance. What comes to mind when you think of avoiding things? Sadly, the first word that came to  me is the word, work. I think at an early age, I was influenced by the following quote:

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

– Jerome K. Jerome

I remember a co-worker who perfected work avoidance. He came up with the brilliant plan of drinking a minimum of a gallon of water each day. As a cube dweller, I can’t imagine drinking a gallon of  water in a day. Coffee, maybe.

Of course, the result of his plan was constantly having to get out of his cube and take a leisurely stroll to the restroom. Even his manager had to admit that it was the most creative form of work avoidance he had ever seen in his career!

What about spiritual avoidance? I fall so short in this area. The first thing that comes to mind is the topic of giving. I have so much. I give so little. I realize I can’t give money to every homeless person I see, but this thinking seems to lead to giving no money to any homeless person. I am going to pray for improvement in my spiritual generosity.

Thank you all so much for the recent comments regarding my posts on depression. Your encouragement and prayers mean more to me than I can adequately express. God bless you.

For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.”

– 2 Thessalonians 3: 10

 

4 comments on “Spiritual Avoidance

  1. deboracoty says:

    I like to remind the ladies in my audiences that giving doesn’t have to be about money. A plate of cookies, a cup of hot tea on a trying day, even a 30-second shoulder rub can be just the encouragement that friend or neighbor needs to feel Papa God’s love in a tangible way.

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