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Archive for May, 2013

Envy

Friday, May 31st, 2013

I’m almost finished with my exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins The penultimate sin is Envy, which is the sin of envying other people. If Wrath is about allowing a natural visceral emotion to become so uncontrolled that it leads to obvious sins like murder, Envy is about an emotion that is perverse from the […]

Wrath

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

We’re just whipping right through the Seven Deadly Sins here. I understand lust, gluttony, and avarice, I can grasp the subtle nuances of sloth, but wrath… Hmm. God gets wrathful, right? Also, being angry is just sort of a natural thing we cannot control, while a sin has to involve at least some choice, I […]

Sloth

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I’m a hard worker. I think most people who know me will agree with this. And yet, I can remember talking with a friend, a preacher’s wife, who explained her clean and tidy home by saying, “I’m never idle.” I’m often idle — as often as possible, really. If I have a chance to read […]

Avarice

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The next of the Seven Deadly Sins is avarice, or greed. Like lust and gluttony, this one is also about excess and wrong focus. We should work for a living, we can enjoy the fruits of our labors, but when money and material goods become the focus of our lives, that is a sin. When […]

Gluttony

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The second of the Seven Deadly Sins is gluttony. Gluttony is about enjoying food and drink inappropriately, as lust is about enjoing sex inappropriately. Church fathers listed a lot of ways of being a glutton: eating to satisfy taste rather than hunger, being too “dainty” about food — that is, fussing over it and insisting […]

Lust

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

First on the list of seven deadly sins is lust. Sex is not a sin, since it is the method given to us for procreation, and sexual desire appears to be adaptive, since it not only leads to children, but keeps us together to bring up our children, something needed by human offspring though not […]

The Seven Deadly Sins

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

I’m not sure what reminded me of the Seven Deadly Sins — I have a very high level of information intake, and often it goes very quickly. Something did, though, and I have decided to think about them a bit. Here’s the list: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. I figure I’ll write […]

Block Party

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Yesterday the menfolks and I went to the downtown block party. The merchants of Block Street threw a little party — or quite a big party, I guess — with music and booths. There were organizations and little vendors, and we went into shops we don’t usually visit, so it was a smart move on […]

May

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

May is a lot like paradise around here. True, we had some snow a couple of weeks ago, but the current weather is our usual May: fresh mornings, sultry afternoons, and balmy evenings, with the occasional thunderstorm. Yesterday we went to buy a suit for #2 son. It’s his graduation present. He looks extremely sharp […]

Graduation Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Just one beautiful picture of the campus where #2 son graduated yesterday. We got up at 4:00 and left around 5:30 to get there. We helped #2 son pack up and clean up his apartment attended the commencement ceremony, took #2 son to lunch, grabbed a cuppa while he checked out of his apartment, and […]

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