Talk is cheap

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

I grew up in Windsor in a home where my parents both modeled and taught a strong work ethic.

Laziness was something very much frowned upon and not tolerated when it came to the jobs around the house that my brothers and me were expected to do as part of the weekly household routine.

As unreasonable as it may have seemed at times to a kid growing up in a good home, it pales in comparison to the consequences the apostle Paul recommended to the church in Thessalonica.

Here is what he said in 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘If a man will not work, he shall not eat.’”

Can you imagine if such a directive was enforced today?

We’d either be faced with outright anarchy, or we would have the most disciplined society on planet earth!

There is a sense of entitlement that has infected our culture causing some to think they are owed certain things, regardless of the circumstance.

I am amazed when I speak with people who feel that some jobs are beneath them to do.

I know of someone who works in healthcare who gets asked to do double shifts quite a bit to cover for those calling in sick on sunny days and around stat holidays.

Let’s pick up the pace, folks, and put in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wage.

If I’m preaching to the converted, here, then just let today be a reminder to keep working hard at what you do.

In the end it always makes a difference!

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