Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Seven Deadly Sins

Hey, not another one of those long winded type posts?  Perhaps this won't be a longer post either.

On the other hand...

I've covered this topic before on this blog, but not of and by itself.  That is to say, it is not a post on this blog that is about the Seven Deadly Sins.  There are four posts which mention it, though

No late start today
Time is running (out ) again, drat it ---corrected
Sleepless night
Margaret Thatcher on Socialism

Now, my point isn't necessarily to bring up that I've covered this before.  My point is something else entirely. 

I was thinking about the Seven Deadly Sins and which one was my worst.  I had thought of it as laziness ( sloth), but it may not be the case if it ever was the case.

Why?  Well, because I realize that I actually work rather hard.  I am more industrious than I give myself credit.  But the reason that I found fault is that I realized that I had become a "disgusting fat body" like Private Pyle in the movie Full Metal Jacket.

Comparing myself to Private Pyle may have been a bit too harsh, but that is the way I am with myself all too often.

If sloth is not my worst sin, then what is?  I have to think that over again.  Maybe it still is, but not as much as it once was.  Maybe I have to work a bit harder at becoming truly industrious.

Now Ann Barnhardt has a prayer for those who don't pray.  I am of the tendency to say that I never pray.  But I have prayed before.  I just don't make a habit of it.   I remember her suggestion to pray to God that I don't want to go to hell.  I will remember to continue to remember that and I will pray that.  

By the way, when I pray, I pray the Lord's Prayer, which used to be part of the school day until 1963.  I memorized it because we all recited it every morning before classes began.

Once again, I point to leadership,.   There ain't any.  For this, these people have much to answer for.


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