It’s not how busy you are, but why you are busy. Bees are praised. Mosquitos are swatted! (Mary O’Connor, business assistant)
In modern American, the hectic pace of life creates all kinds of problems for people who try to catch or keep up. Busy, busy, busy seems to be the answer to “how’s it going?” O’Connor’s observation assumes there might be the need to evaluate our “busyness.” Are we engaged in worthy activity with beneficial results or just aimlessly being a pest?
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. (Psalm 39:60)