You would think wed grow tired of rubber-necking toward the scene of how others messed up. But whenever theres a fall from grace or someone lets the monster within come out, we join the throng to see whats going on.
From a distance, of course. Theres no sense in getting too close.
Sin is nothing new. The Seven Deadly Sins are nothing new, either. Theyve been around for centuries. Theyve been renamed, categorized, and prioritized. But still they live on.
For some reason, these sinsPride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, and Slothare considered to be the big guys. We twenty-first century Americans have an increasingly serious problem with the seven deadlies: we think either theyre way out of reach, or way too dated; they are so bad that we would never succumb to them, or too obsolete to spend any time worrying about.
Meanwhile, its okay to tell the little white lie, while staying well out of the reach of the Deadlies.
Except that its not.
Sin is sin. It creeps into our daily lives almost before we realize it. Almost. And no matter how we slice it, sin of any size does one thing: it separates us from a relationship with God.
So get ready to dive into these deadly sins and daily life. You just might be surprised to find yourself somewhere in these pages.