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Minor Theft

Recently I saw a coworker drop a pad of sticky notes in her purse. I know that I still have the pen that I took from the office supply cabinet at a job ten years ago. We take things that are not ours and rationalize it away as just a little thing. The problem is that we steal in so many other ways.

Probably the greatest theft of all is time. We steal time from our employers, family, and God. When we play a game or work on personal things at work that is theft. When we work too much and neglect our families or when we abandon them for other pursuit that is also theft. When we neglect our church and the social organizations it supports that is theft of time as well.

We are all given the same amount of time to use but in so many ways we are poor managers of that time. How many of us resolve to manage our time well? How often do we purpose and pursue the proper allocation of our time resource to the things that really matter? The theft of time seems like a minor thing until we lose our job, our family, or our faith because of not investing the time properly. Examine yourself Madison, and tell me what you think.



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