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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Leisure Roots

"Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage." (Ecclesiastes 5:18)

First, by God's grace, we make culture. Then, by God's grace, we get to enjoy it. This in large measure is what leisure is about. Just a God "took time" to enjoy His creation (Gen 2:1-3), we do the same, following the divine example.

Jerram Barrs wonders if Christians are afraid of leisure here. It seems to me that if they're not afraid, they are at least embarassed.