To many people, sloths symbolize laziness, but they are actually “energy-saving mammals taking life at a slow pace to avoid the rush and tumble for food, while subscribing the movement patterns that help them avoid being identified as prey” (Becky Cliffe, “Sloths Aren’t Lazy—Their Slowness Is a Survival Skill,” The Conversation, August 19, 2016, https://theconversation.com/sloths-arent-lazy-their-slowness-is-a-survival-skill-63568). Just because their slowness doesn’t make sense to human logic doesn’t mean it’s “bad.” Similarly, God’s slowness to anger and vengeance doesn’t make sense to our human timelines or logic. Just as slowness serves an important purpose for sloths, it also serves an important purpose in our relationship to God. For further reading on sloths, check out this BBC article.
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