Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Go to the ant

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise."

-Proverbs 6:6

And I often do, whenever I go out in the morning to play with the worm farm and the compost. The ant has all sorts of useful things to teach about time management. In fact here is a time management riddle:

Q. How did the ant eat the elephant?
A. One bite at a time.

There you are, Grasshopper... When you can snatch this wisdom from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

However, I am a worm and not a man (Ps 22:6), so I am a little frightened of ants. Indeed, a sluggardly worm, so Proverbs 6:6 opens up an abyss of terror, on the other side of which is learning.

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