Sermon Text: James 4:13-17, 7-11
We Americans are busy people. We’ve always been hard workers, but Time magazine reported, “Sometime in the (1980’s) Americans came to worship career status as a measure of individual worth, and many were willing to sacrifice any amount of leisure time to get ahead.” Money is elastic in the sense that we can stretch it temporarily by borrowing, and it can accumulate in our bank account if we earn more than we spend. But time isn’t elastic. We all have the same amount of it every day, and there’s no way to borrow it or stretch it.
Hurried children skip their youth rushing from school to swim practice to homework to bed. Idleness is the devil’s workshop, they say, but so is a childhood with no time to throw rocks in the creek, chase butterflies, daydream or wonder…see full sermon here