Resources on Laziness

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Topical Study on Laziness Laziness is disinclination to do anything that requires real effort. In Praise of Laziness Article by Sarina Gruver Moore https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/11/16/in-praise-of-laziness/ Article by Sarina Gruver Moore Topics: Laziness , Work , Labor , Paradise Lost Source: The Twelve Taking inspiration from Milton's "Paradise Lost," this article by Sarina Gruver Moore illustrates how taking time to be lazy may help cultivate the community relationships needed to resist temptation. “You Will Never Be Lost Where I Cannot Find You.” Devotional by Daniel Ray https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/16 Devotional by Daniel Ray Topics: Sacraments , God's Presence Source: ePriest In this devotional for John 6:35-40, Daniel Ray describes hungering and thirsting for Christ. Despite our fear, laziness, and pride, Christ is always present, filling the holes in our hearts through the sacraments. Slacking Off and the Call to Sabbath Article by Andrea Palpant Dilley https://www.faithandleadership.com/andrea-palpant-dilley-slacking-and-call-sabbath Article by Andrea Palpant Dilley Topics: Sabbath , Rest , Busyness Source: Faith and Leadership For overstressed, overworked Christians trying to save the world, watching TV and other squandered moments are not a sign of laziness or complacency but a fitting response to the call to Sabbath. Acedia, Rehearsals, and Me Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/acedia-rehearsals-and-me Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer Topics: Sloth, despondency , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Work , Time Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In this blog post, Dena Dyer shares her struggle with laziness (acedia) and how, knowing that spiritually and in relationships it takes hard work and time, she continues to submit her struggle to God. You Have Permission to Quit Devotional by Sam Van Eman https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/pencils-down-you-have-permission-quit Devotional by Sam Van Eman Topics: Work , Rest , Shame , Health Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In this article, Sam Van Eman suggests that when communities propagate the belief that rest is more akin to laziness than to honor, they lock themselves into patterns that do more harm than good. A Theory of Jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Article by Eric Schwitzgebel Topics: Carelessness , Folly , Presumption , Pride Source: Aeon Magazine Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Don't Be Lazy Like the Cheese Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/dont-be-lazy-cheese Devotional Topics: Laziness , Work , Humor Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling A devotional reflection by Marcus Goodyear on 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13. Goodyear uses a comical story of being reprimanded, in a foreign country, for laziness to emphasize the goodness and importance of work. The Sluggard’s Farm Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-sluggards-farm Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Laziness , Wisdom , Proverbs , Work Source: The Spurgeon Center Charles Haddon Spurgeon preaches on Proverbs 24:30-32, considering Solomon's description of a sluggard, the state of the sluggard’s land, and the lessons gleaned from those descriptions. A Sermon that Heals Sermon (Complete) by Gordian Marshall http://torch.op.org/torch/a-sermon-that-heals Sermon (Complete) by Gordian Marshall Topics: Healing , Kindness , Ministry Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this homily on Luke 6:17,20-26, Gordian Marshall looks at the preaching of Jesus, encouraging us to engage in the ministry of healing, both physical and otherwise. One Lions: Two Lions: No Lion at All Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/one-lions-two-lions-no-lion-at-all Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Laziness , Christ , Coming of Christ , Sloth Source: The Spurgeon Center The spiritual sluggard will manufacture any reason to excuse themselves from paying heed to the word of God. Their slothfulness is the display of their refusal to heed the call of Christ in the gospel. Star Wars and the Power of Story, Leadership Pressure, and an App for Gas Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/january/1010416.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Laziness , Gospel , Death , Technology Source: Preaching Today A collection of sermon illustrations that is drawn from news articles on the topics of the gospel story, death, stress, culture, laziness, technology, seeking God, substitution, sacrifice, Christ, and salvation. Augustine on Laziness Book Quote by Augustine of Hippo https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/more-willing-give Book Quote by Augustine of Hippo Topics: Laziness , St. Augustine Source: Commonweal "Our Lord Jesus Christ...would not so strongly urge us to ask unless he were willing to give." A quotation from Augustine's Sermon 105. Full Text Hymns on Laziness Your MissionPD
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Love Is Work Sermon Illustration by M Scott Peck http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/june/5824.html Sermon Illustration by M Scott Peck Topics: Laziness , Love , Work Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Proverbs 13:4 and Ecclesiastes 10:18 quotes M. Scott Peck as saying, "Since love is work, the essence of nonlove is laziness." Doing Instead of Being Sermon Illustration by Eugene H Peterson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1997/september/4763.html Sermon Illustration by Eugene H Peterson Topics: Laziness , God's Will , Busyness , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Matthew 22:4-5 or Luke 12:16-20, Eugene Peterson argues that busyness is the same thing as laziness because it's the decision to fill our time with our own actions instead of God's. Evangelism According To St. Isaac The Syrian Article by Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2016/06/evangelism-according-st-isaac-syrian/ Article by Michael Gillis Topics: Evangelism Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox Church, Michael Gillis uses St. Isaac the Syrian (c.613-c.700) to examine "the most effective means of evangelism." The Seven Deadly Sins – Sloth Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/113-the-seven-deadly-sins-6-sloth-part-one-bodily-sloth-intellectual-sloth-moral-sloth/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Seven deadly sins , Sloth Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Bill Olnhausen examines the deadly sin of sloth--bodily sloth, intellectual sloth, and moral sloth. Pharaoh's privilege Article by Dave Barnhart https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/7015/pharaohs-privilege Article by Dave Barnhart Topics: Laziness , Poverty , Work , Oppression Source: Ministry Matters Dave Barnhart applies various scriptures to contrasting a biblical view of poverty with the perspective of those who are privileged, beginning with Pharaoh in Exodus 5:17-18. The Dilbertization of Work Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/Vocationstudyguide6.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Laziness , Calling/Vocation , Labor , Discipleship Source: The Christian Reflection Project This study guide uses the comic strip "Dilbert" as a launching point to discuss how we consider the value of our jobs. The guide includes liturgical elements and discussion questions. Resistance to the Demands of Love Article by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212247.pdf Article by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung Topics: Laziness , Sloth, despondency , Sanctification Source: The Christian Reflection Project While God wants to kick down the door to our hearts and flood them with his love, we want to keep the door partially shut to preserve our old treasures. Free and Faithful Brides Devotional by Saint Anthony of Egypt http://liturgy.slu.edu/32OrdA111217/theword_journey.html Devotional by Saint Anthony of Egypt Topics: Laziness Source: The Sunday Website This resource, attributed to Anthony the Great, is a letter about Matthew 25:1-13 that calls its readers to be free and faithful and pure brides of Christ, to keep our hearts pure and holy.