DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife gets after me because she says I'm lazy and don't get things done around the house, but I don't see anything wrong with enjoying life once in a while. Maybe she's right, but I wish she'd see my point of view. Am I wrong to feel this way? —C.W.
Dear C.W.: We can't always live the way we'd like to; we all have responsibilities we need to fulfill — even when we wish we were doing something else. One of the marks of a mature person is a willingness to accept responsibility.
A lazy person, however, ignores responsibilities, and puts their own comfort and desires first. They seek the easy way in life instead of the right way, even if the easy way causes hardship down the road. In the long run the lazy person hurts not only himself but everyone who depends on him. The Bible warns, "One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys" (Proverbs 18:9).