What a great illustration of many people today! Boredom seems to be the malady of our culture. In Calvin’s pea brain, it’s easier to fritter one’s life away watching actors pretending to do things.
The term ennui is defined as: “a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.” Calvin is thoroughly infected by ennui. What I find really sad is the bored believer. This is the Christian who has no goals, no dreams, no aspirations for Christian growth. Everything wearies this person. He or she blames everyone for their lack of growth, their stagnation in spiritual things.
As someone has said, “The cure for boredom is CURIOSITY. There is no cure for curiosity!” What are you curious about as a believer?