You get-things-done-in-a-timely-manner people always make fun of us procrastinators. Yes, I am a procrastinator. In fact, I’m a Pro procrastinator.
One time in seminary, I decided to do an assignment early. It was a bit difficult to muster the right attitude to get it done. But I finished the paper about 10 days before it was due. I laughed about it and considered it a blessing from Baby Jesus.
Baby Jesus forgot to remind me to turn the paper in on time.
I lost a whole letter grade because it was late.
Since then I’ve learned that I’m a procrastinator and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s how I work best. And my work gets done. And it gets done well.
I love CityAlight! I’ve listened to their albums and appreciate their ability (willingness) to create songs that are meant for congregations to sing together. The music is good and the writing is wonderful. Here’s their latest single: Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but…..
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’
You watched the video. You read the parable. What else is there for me to say?