Saturday, December 31, 2005

Busy Wasting Time

Earlier this week, I recommended an article by John Stossel of ABC's "20/20". His program on the topic of that article aired last night (as a rerun), and an article about it is posted at ABC's web site. I especially recommend reading the first item (number 10 on the list). I often notice that people claim to have so little free time, often using that lack of free time as an excuse for not spending more time doing something like praying or studying scripture, yet they refer to all sorts of movies they've seen, television programs they watch, sports teams they follow, etc. Then there are the frequent references to how they "have to" remodel their kitchen, "have to" paint their house, "have to" keep their children involved in multiple after-school programs, etc., as if these are things that actually have to be done. "Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time" (Ephesians 5:15-16).