“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!’” – Proverbs 26:13
Laziness has many motives, one being willful misunderstanding of circumstances. This Proverb reminds me to pause and pray for an accurate appraisal of any situation before reacting.
“What you hear in the forest but cannot see might be a tiger. It might even be a conspiracy of tigers, each hungrier and more vicious than the other, led by a crocodile. But it might not be, too. If you turn and look, perhaps you’ll see that it’s just a squirrel…If you refuse to look, however, then it’s a dragon”* – Jordan Peterson
* see last week’s post