For me there’s a pride in being busy. I fight against it all the time. I don’t like to be a person that is assumed to be idle. I get frustrated with my wife if she approaches me during the day and assumes I can go do something for her to which I reply, “Can’t you see I’m working?”
Remember the scene in Gladiator where Maximus, having just struck down a few folks and covered in sweat, grime and blood throws his sword up towards the royal box and turns to the crowd shouting, “Are you not entertained!?” It struck me that perhaps that is a question pastors, speakers, and worship leaders quietly ask the church community. Of course we would never say it out loud, but, isn’t part of the seeker-sensitive model to “hook” people into coming to something that is designed with their intrigue in mind?