Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Should Have Gone Fishing

Today was tax day. As a former accountant, I'm not bothered much by the final push to get them done and mailed in on time. We used to hop big time at this time in the CPA firm I worked for years and years ago (it was about as exciting as the profession got). I'm never in a rush to do my own returns. Just about every year I owe Uncle Sam money, and I can't bear giving it to that wastrel before there is absolutely no avoiding it any longer.

Now, I know I shouldn't rue paying my taxes-- "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's..." God instituted government among people for good reasons, and believers should embrace them and be dutiful citizens (with some exceptions, of course). But I can't help but think, as I'm cutting this check for Big Brother, that if I had any faith at all, I would have gone fishing!

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