Friday, October 9, 2009

Reason Sausage

A very wise man (my pastor) told me, recently, the difference between a reason and an excuse.

An excuse is the "skin" of a reason, stuffed with a lie. For example, being late for work because you were in an accident is a "reason", and a very good one.

On the other hand, being late for work because you saw an accident, is an excuse and a poor one at that. Do you see the difference?

The "skin" of a reason, stuffed with a lie. I have affectionately dubbed this phenomenon as "reason sausage".

Another example of "reason sausage" is when people say that they can't understand the King James bible and the language is archaic. The lie that the skin is stuffed with is that the language is not archaic but a language all its own and the you CAN understand it because it was translated at a fifth grade level.

Since learning this concept, I have found that I should not have shared it with my wife. She now points out the "reason sausage" I give. This makes it so I have no excuse.

The question is, do you have any reason sausage in your life?

1 comment:

kjvbaptist said...

yeah and thanks a lot from me also...... :)

Next time they say it I am just going to say "pass the mustard please"