Friday, November 18, 2005

Messy Mangers

Jude sent me a great website column about being messy.

I totally relate to the intent to be tidy - a place for everything and everything in its place.

Mike Bellah says "My problem is I have too many oxen. I read too many books to have a clean office. We have too many children to keep an immaculate house. My work, friends, and family are all too important to me to maintain an uncluttered schedule.

That's why the Bible verse is so encouraging. It says, in effect, that messy mangers are OK, even necessary. If a farmer wants an uncluttered barn, the solution is easy enough. Just don't keep any oxen (or trucks, or tractors)."