Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thou sluggard...

This from today's devotion in "The Altar At Home" published in 1873 by the American Unitarian Association (and often excerpted in these pages.)

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways and be wise. — Prov. vi. 6.

"See that little bee that goes laden with honey to his hive: does he not reproach you? See that little ant carrying its burden to its hiding-place: does not even it reproach you? Go to work and do something, and be in harmony with creation about you."

"God is living, working still;
All things work and move:
Work, would'st thou their beauty feel,
And thy Maker's love."

Labor is man's great function. He is nothing, he can be nothing, he can achieve nothing, fulfil nothing, without working. — Dewey.

Work for some good, be it ever so slowly!
Labor! all labor is noble and holy.
Frances Osgood

And work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts. — Haggai ii. i."



Bill Baar said...

Wonder what these folks would say to 9% unemployment rate.

Daniel said...

But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work. - Ex. xx. 10a (there's always a get-out clause!)