Saturday, April 26, 2008

On Sloth

Sloth doesn’t necessarily mean we’re doing nothing. Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done — like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. (Richard Exley, Mark Galli and John Ortberg, Dangers, Toils & Snares : Resisting the Hidden Temptations of Ministry (Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 1994), 52).


(I had to think about the kamikaze line for a moment. Did you?)


Anonymous said...

Um, no, I didn't. You'd better go to bed.

(BTW, though the second half of the quote is funny, the first half is brutal. Convicting stuff.)

Anonymous said...

The pilot's name was Chow Mein.
His friends called him "Chicken" Chow Mein.