Reading for Preaching
“Boredom” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith
To be bored is to turn down cold whatever life happens to be offering you at the moment. It is to cast a jaundiced eye at life in general, including most of your own life. You feel nothing is worth getting excited about because you yourself are not worth getting excited about. To be bored...
The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940
Edward VIII, the King of England who abdicated in 1936 because of the crisis provoked by his marriage to Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee, was a Churchill friend. Churchill defended him during the crisis. Later, he had second thoughts. “To Churchill, Edward’s wrath, once majestic, now seemed more like petty whining. By now Winston had...
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book
Boredom is “the self being stuffed with itself.” “Why is it that no other species but man gets bored? Under the circumstances in which a man gets bored, a dog goes to sleep.”
Preaching Connection: Sloth