Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Seven Deadly Sins

Ok, I'm just back from playing some gorgeous music with gorgeous people. But for some reason I'm thinking of the seven deadly sins. Why? Why not?

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

Ok, lust, sloth and wrath go with the territory. Not guilty regarding the others.

But tis how we act, not how we feel, that makes the difference.

What I mean is, I am a dog, heart and soul. I have never let myself off the leash. We have our nature, and we have our capability.

I've not sinned.


differentlysane said...

Reminds me of an old Chassidic comment:

"He who still harbours an impulse to evil has a great advantage, for he can serve G-d with it. He can gather all his passion and warmth and pour them into the service of G-d. He has no impulse at all cannot give perfect service. What counts is to restrain the blaze in the hour of desire."

Ummed and Ahhed about posting that - I'm not a religious nutcase or anything! Just thought it was saying similar to what you were saying. About controlling our nature.

Abysmal Musings said...

Thanks, that's a cheery one! :-)

actionreplay said...

Sloth is an underrated virtue.

Gianna said...

differently sane,
I love that quote you put up...and abysmal...

I'm guilty of all those impulses...but differently sane made me think I can put them to the service of the betterment of humanity!!

I was a religious studies major at University, though I too am not a "religious nut," but I give great credence to the fact that it is very human to have religious impulses regardless of how they are interpreted...

blah blah blah...sorry to go on!!

Abysmal Musings said...

Thanks all, we all seem to know how to cheer ourselves up over xmas! I've decided I have to admit occasionally to Pride too.

And I've been an atheist since I was six - and I worked it out intellectually in the playground one day. :-)

Take care everyone. Dx. And now bed. The boys will be up in a couple hours I expect...!

Abysmal Musings said...

When I said 'cheery', I really meant it in the meaning of cheered me up.

The celebration in heaven of the reclamation of the sheep that wanders, even if it only wandered over to stare at the fence.