IDLNESS: Stewards of Providence recognize time is a precious gift from God. St. Jose Marie Escriva put it this way: “Brief indeed is our time for loving, for giving, for making atonement. It would be very wrong, therefore, for us to waste it, or to cast this treasure irresponsibly overboard. We mustn’t squander this period of the world’s history (our own personal time on earth) which God has entrusted to each one of us.”
We are told in 1 TIMOTHY 5:13 – Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. PROVERBS 14:23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
An Idle mind, and an idle body, makes for an idle career. Not to mention that an “idle mind” leads to a multitude of “bad-stuff” that could haunt one’s personal life for a long-long time. Read between the lines.
And, even worse…as one gets older, as in senior years… and idle mind spells a “litany of serious illnesses.” So…with all of this said…STAY ACTIVE, in mind, body, and spirit… and, ENJOY life to the fullness of God’s plan.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 – ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.”