How to Wake Up from the Slumber of Sloth (Thurs. March 17)

The word of the day is “slumber.”  Most of us have times when the fervor of our faith dies down, and we find that we are just going through the motions of religious practice.  In those times of spiritual lethargy, we are sleepwalking in the Spirit.  Today’s reading of Proverbs 6:3-20 includes a warning against the lethargy that rests and sleeps when it is time for activity and work. The sage writes, “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man” (NKJV vs. 10).  Today, we will apply this admonition to the spiritual vice of “sloth.”  We will…

How to Wake Up from the Slumber of Sloth (Thurs. March 25)

Feast of the Annunciation The word of the day is “slumber.”  Most have times when the fervor of the faith dies down, and we find that we are just going through the motions of religious practice.  In those times of spiritual lethargy, we are sleepwalking in the Spirit.  Today’s reading of Proverbs 6:3-20 includes a warning against the lethargy that rests and sleeps when it is time for activity and work. The sage writes, “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man” (NKJV vs. 10).  Today, we will apply this admonition to the spiritual vice of “sloth.” …