On my laundry list of to-do’s I want to add the idea of writing a book where I pull out the spiritual applications from the movie Office Space If there is anyone out there who is reading this and has not seen the movie, GO NOW… WATCH OFFICE SPACE…
There is a line where someone accuses another worker of having “a case of the mundays”… punny, right? (wow, did I just say that, I am turning into my dad…)
I have a case of the mundays… this weekend was the end of our summer conference and we went from a staff of 150 or so, down to about 15… and my faithful team-members left this morning so I am all alone… I can’t help but hear the soundtrack of “all by myself” going off in the back of my mind…
It is good to know that having a “case of the mundays” or “mama said there would be days like this”… God knew about it… My paraphrase of Ecclesiastes would include the phrase… “there are going to be mundays”… and “t.g.i.fridays” (not the restaurant, the concept) Here is how the NLT says it:
“For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.
And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him. What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 (NLT)
Isn’t it awesome that God knows about “the mundays”?