Sunday, June 3, 2012



Boredom is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.You can be bored by virtually anything if you put your mind to it.You can yawn your way through Don Giovanni or a trip to the Grand Canyon or an afternoon with your dearest friend or a sunset.There are doubtless those who nodded of at the coronation of Napoleon or the trial of Joan of Arc or when Shakespeare appeared at the Globe in Hamlet or when Lincoln delivered himself of a few remarks at Gettysburg.The odds are that the Sermon on the Mount had more than a few of the congregation twitchy and glassy-eyed. 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 all your own life.You feel nothing is worth getting excited about because you are not worth getting excited about. To be bored is a way of making the least of things you often have a sneaking suspicion you need the most.
Source:  Listening to Your Life, Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner.  Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church.