9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.
It is likely that more evil is accomplished in this world through neglect than by malice. How many marriages are wrecked by apathy? How much injustice results from indifference? While more than 400,000 are murdered each year, over 9 million die of starvation. Sloth is not only deadly for the slothful, but for all who depend on them. Be diligent in your work and be careful not to neglect your responsibilities. The only difference between ruin and destruction is time.