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Can a Christian Be Lazy? 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Can a Christian Be Lazy?

Laziness is no virtue. Sometimes, however, it's hard to get motivated.

At a Glance

Researchers have hacked into the human brain to see how it reacts when humans show interest and motivation. Wouldn't it be great if we could hack our own brains and override laziness and get motivated? The apostle Paul has stern warnings for the Thessalonians against idleness and laziness.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Situational Awareness," November 14, 2010, at

Hacking. The word and the concept it signifies have been around for years. It's something that businesses, governments, politicians and celebrities fear. Even we as private citizens worry about hacking.

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