Saturday, November 14, 2009

I've been thinking about sinning...

Hmm... interesting title, eh?

Well, a few days ago, I was riding home with my papa. And he was talking to me about something that he had been learning and that excited him. It was rather funny the way he opened the topic.

"I've been thinking about sinning..."

*Slight pause*

"No. Wait. That doesn't sound right." :)

Anyway, the jist of it was that he had been thinking about when he went to work in Pennsylvania. It was pretty close to our house, but he normally took the car. Occasionally, though, he would ride his bike. When he did that, he noticed so much more alongside the road. Things he didn't see when he was driving. And it was easier to get distracted. Every once in awhile, he would walk to work. When he walked, he noticed even more. He noticed the gopher tortoise holes, the interesting "weeds", the birds, and so on. Sometimes he would go off the path a bit, to get a closer look. The slower he went toward his destination, the more likely he would be to get distracted.

How, you ask, does this relate to sinning? Well, first, in life we need to have a clear destination or goal. Secondly, we need to move as quickly as possible towards that goal. The slower we go, the more prone we are to sin. "Idle hand are the devil's workshop".

Make sense? Hope so. If not, ask and I'll try to clarify. :)


  1. Very good title! Very good analogy as well. I need to apply that more to my life. Even with my business, I find that I still have idle hands (by choice, not from any lack of something to do). That is when I am attacked. Keep going!

  2. Thank you! Yes, Papa is good at that sort of thing. He usually can come up with a story or analogy to explain things more clearly. :)

    Yes, I need to work on that as well... I think most people do. Papa and I have talked about that too, and we both were saying that we have "default" things that we go do if we don't have anything else to do at the moment (or if we need a break). He plays chess on the computer, and I knit, read one of my books, or do dishes. That prevents one from drifting into more dangerous/sinful occupations. Not that I always do those things... this is something I am still working on. But it is a good idea to have those things that you can do in a moment like that.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Keep moving forward,