Bored: (adj) feeling weary because one is unoccupied
With those who have communion wine running through their veins, I would probably get in trouble for suggesting that there are parts of the writ of Holy Scripture which could certainly use a good edit.
As a writer, I edit myself all the time. Matter of fact, if somebody pulled out an article I wrote seven years ago, it’s possible that I might need to apologize.
So as I look down the list of the Seven Deadly Sins (which I shall not mention due to space and out of fear of immediately falling under conviction) there is one obvious absence, which should either be inserted to replace one of the existing choices–or maybe as just a header, to describe what causes all seven.
When we are bored we are capable of everything from stumbling to atrocity.
I do not know where we got the idea that life was hatched in the mind of the Creator with the intention of constantly entertaining us, but part of maturity is certainly realizing the importance and inevitability of “down time.”
For instance, nothing is more annoying than a seven-year-old child telling you that he’s bored–especially if you’ve just returned from the park, a movie and Baskin Robbins.
The need to be entertained is what motivates both sluggard and murderer.
I always feel I have achieved the best of humanity–and made the Good Book sensible–when I finish my day without ever feeling bored.
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