Monday, 9 August
By Reverend Mark Leam (Chaplain)
Procrastination, intention and inspiration are in lockdown together.
The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:1-3 NRSV)
Lockdown has meant most of us have some extra time on our hands around the house, even if only on the weekends. I tried to look for the positive of this aspect of lockdown and came up with a whole list of things I could do to feel I was using the time more productively than binge watch Netflix or even the Olympics. However, I ended up doing very little beyond what I would normally do on the weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I did housework, cooking, cleaning, laundry, repairs around the place and plenty of gardening. But my list has become a forgotten futile exercise.