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A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament

August 9, 2017 4 Comments
A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament

This week in daily Mass we are presented with a vivid portrait of the sin of sloth and its effects: A critical moment has arrived for the people of Israel. Having seen the Egyptian army defeated at the Red Sea, they have now crossed the desert in a short period of time, perhaps a matter […]

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On The Human Tendency to "postpone" the Resurrection. A Meditation on Something Jesus said to St. Martha

July 29, 2013 20 Comments
On The Human Tendency to "postpone" the Resurrection. A Meditation on Something Jesus said to St. Martha

In the Gospel of Monday of this week, the Feast of St. Martha, there is an interesting dialogue between Jesus and Martha. Martha begins by saying, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you. And thus […]

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On Sloth and the Noonday Devil

June 9, 2013 20 Comments
On Sloth and the Noonday Devil

One of the more misunderstood of the deadly sins is sloth. In the wider culture sloth is often equated simply with laziness. But sloth has a lot more subtleties than simple laziness. In fact, sloth can sometimes manifest as workaholism and other frantic worldly activities and busyness. This is because sloth is most fundamentally defined […]

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