“… if the devil can’t get you to sin, he’ll …” (Great Work quote)
“… if the devil can’t get you to sin, he’ll keep you busy.”
~ Anne Lamott
I picked up Anne Lamott’s Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith the other day and (even as a non-believer) deeply enjoyed her funny, compassionate and messy wrestlings with her faith.
This quote grabbed me, maybe because I keep hearing the whispers of “busy busy busy” in my ear all the time.
Why is busy such a devilish diversion? It stops you stepping back and asking, “what really matters here?” It keeps you, in other words, well and truly distracted from your Great Work.