Down the Chicane and Staying on Track

When you're a young Christian everyone tells you how hard living the Christian life is going to be when you step into the working world. It's true – it is so easy to get swept up in a whirlwind of activity when things are happening so quickly around you.
These few days of work (or deciding on the form of work) has been intellectually invigorating but spritually draining. The exhilaration that comes with getting the job done fast and well quickens the mind like a drug. It is not too long after you smell its metallic scent oozing out from your pores, and find yourself slowly assimilated into the borg collective.
Just before I kissed Faith goodnight and headed to the computer to work out some computations, we took time to pray. I prayed half in fear that the corporate animal was already unleashed in me. Only this morning I caught myself getting irritated with Faith for holding me up and possibly making me late for work. Though I didn't show it outwardly, I had shocked myself.
<blockquote>No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24</blockquote>
Mammon – the love of money and self-pride – often lulls us to sleep, only to awake already too deep in its dark bog. Pray for us, that we stay on the straight and narrow.

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