Saturday, January 29, 2011


A man once asked hIs friend,  "How many people work in your office?” The friend replied, “Oh, about half of them.”

Robert Frost wrote,  “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”

I once viewed a film clip of a TV reporter who followed a street beggar to a nice home and ask him why he didn't throw away his cardboard sign an get a job.  The man replied, "Begging is my job.  If you think it isn't hard work to stand on that street corner all day, in all kinds of weather, you are crazy." (Self employed?) I'm sure he had a state tax number.

I think we have a “work ethic” crisis in our country today and I share the concern once expressed by Paul Garvey when he said, “When everyone gets on the wagon, who is going to be left to push?”

Paul was certainly concerned in II Thessalonians 3:9-10 when he said that as Christians, we should have a strong work ethic and be an example for the world to follow. As a matter if fact, he says that if we don't work we shouldn't be allowed to eat.
Now there's a novel idea that would bring our the welfare protesters!

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