If somebody calls for you during that time all your wife has to say is, “He’s in bed with the flu.” Everybody understands that. Of course, if she said you are just in bed, people would not accept that and think a little poorly of you.
But if you have diarrhea along with the flu, that is spectacular. Not only do you get to lie in bed, but also you get a little exercise, jumping up and running to the bathroom every 3 1/2 seconds. The side benefit of this is you lose some weight during that week.
One more thing slightly more exciting than filing your income taxes, is poking yourselves in the eye. I must confess this a favorite of mine because every time I do it, I learn new dance steps. Alas, when the swelling dies down I cannot remember those dance steps.
Therefore, paying my income tax each year is included in some of my favorite activities.
Even Jesus got into the discussion of paying taxes. When queried on this subject he replied, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17).
When I think of all the money wasted in our country, especially by our government, I grieve. Someone once said, “Money in the hands of a fool always goes for foolish things.”
How a person spends his or her money reveals a lot about that person.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.