STOP AND THINK – Inspiration followed by motivation followed by perspiration improves any life. (Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and radio commentator)

In his commentary Thomas’ statement was in contrast to the philosophy that tends to provide people’s needs without requiring much on their part. Whether it’s parents, educators, or politicians, Thomas’ counsel seems to be verified by life’s experiences. We usually get out of a project (or life) what we put into it. Intentional effort is vital.

The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10).