Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “You are not doing this right. You and the people who come to you will get too tired. This is too much work for you; you can’t do it by yourself.”

Many have felt that they have too much to do. Have they also observed, as Jethro did, that taking too much upon yourself, or having too much work to do, means not doing things right?

That being tired is a sign that something is wrong and that you should stop, both for your own sake, for the sake of those you are working for or serving, and for the sake of the work itself?

There is a wonderful work ethic in Exodus. Slavery is criticised. Jethro gives excellent advice and observes wisely.

The road to reality is the challenge, but I know which way I’d like to go.