We have posted quite a bit about various things you could (and should) be doing to reclaim Western Culture. We still stand behind those thoughts, and our world would be a much better place if those who claim to follow Christ would actually follow Christ, men would stop eating soy and start being manly, and the Hard Right would stop waiting for the Left to implode and begin expediting that process.
At the same time, the old adage states that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
That is also true.
Now, do not misunderstand. We are not talking about being lazy or only being an internet warrior, hiding behind the keyboard. Of course we advocate getting into the real world and enacting needed changes. This post is not an apology for those who bitch and moan, but never do anything.
Rather, my comments are directed to the 10% of you who are actually doing something. You have started taking your health seriously, eating right and working out. You have engaged the local political process. You have spoken publically about how the Left is ruining the country, and the self-proclaimed right is placating and encouraging them. You have taken tangible stands for the Hard Right. Yeah, I am talking to you.
Dude, it is OK to take a break. We are all human. I assume that you have a job (or multiple jobs), since you are a true Man of the West (we are not welfare recipients). Most of you have families. You are involved in your church. Then, on top of that, you regularly stand firm for Western Civilization. It is enough to wear a man out, and I don’t just mean being tired, but it can make your health break down, lead to family trouble, and cause other problems.
God referred to the Creation event, and said that He worked for six days, but on the seventh day, He rested. When He gave the Mosaic Law to the Hebrews, one of the biggies referred to the need for rest:
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11)
I realize that Jesus made the point that the Sabbath was made for man, and not the other way around, but that is the point. The day of rest is something we need. Christian history supports that view, as until recent times, in Christian countries, Sunday was a day when all the stores were closed, no one worked, and the day was set aside for worship and rest.
You need to make that a part of your lifestyle. By all means, do not stop your efforts to do what is right, but don’t forget to take some time to reflect and relax. If you don’t, you are setting yourself up for burnout.
We need you in this fight, not just today, but for the long haul. Keep yourself refreshed. Don’t be afraid to take your kids to the park to play. If you have a task that can wait, spend some time talking with your wife and kids about what they have going on. Read a book. Watch a movie. Do something to relax. It is an important part of our physical makeup, according to The Lord.
Spent this afternoon and will spend tomorrow until it rains hauling brush to the pond for bass structure. But it’s a beautiful night in Kansas, so it’s time to take the boy fishing.