Vaultless ambition;

bottomless sloth.

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  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    Great catch, Mystic. Drawing distinctions, as the Monsignor does here, is necessary for clear thinking, and can yield up (again, as here) some surprising korrektivs.

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    • Cubeland Mystic says:

      Angelico

      Did this article take a different approach to the topic than what you understood it to me? This was new territory for me:

      “Sloth also tends to dismiss the power of grace since it focuses on the “trouble” or effort attached to walking in the Christian way, rather than to understand it as a work of God.

      As said above, many people today equate sloth with laziness. But sloth is not merely laziness, it is more properly understood as sorrow or indifference. While it is true, sloth may sometimes look like boredom and and a casual laziness toward attaining spiritual good, it is also true that sloth can also be manifested by a frantic busyness about worldly things, so as to avoid spiritual questions or live a reflective life.

      Consider, for example a man who is a workaholic. Now suppose too that this man has a wife and children. A man in this position has some very significant gifts and duties beyond his career. He is a husband, a father, and the spiritual leader of his home. He is also a disciple, whom the Lord has summoned to new life, to the great discovery of God, and the deepest meanings and realities of his life. He also has the awesome dignity to announce these truths to his wife and children.”

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  3. Jonathan Webb says:

    True stuff. Thanks.

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