A Haiku - Sin
A Haiku - Sin
More than choices then;
Each knows when self asks "Should I?"
The answer is "No."
Sins have an aftermath....
We know their names, the sins of breaking promises, theft, adultery, murder, lying. We know them better than we know their consequences: lost dreams, self-shame, ruined lives, steps beyond that first wrong step.
Some sins are so clearly defined that we know them on sight.
Other sins are more subtle, such as hurrying on our way when we should have stopped to help or chat. Selfishness, procrastination, even laziness, are some of those we ignore at our peril.
Pride is another that puffs us up so big we have more weight than we can carry.
Then there are anger and hatred, varying forms of abuse, stubbornness, the gamut of addictions, being ungrateful, moral and ethical sins including indulgence in pornography,.
We are creatures susceptible to temptation, peer pressure, and the outside exploiting of our weaknesses.
Is it really any wonder that we are all sinners here in mortality?
Happily, for most there is repentance, except for murder and blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
We could avoid a lot of painful learning, if we would just learn from the experiences of others.
A master teacher once advised us to love each other and keep the wise rules of happy living. He added five words of commandment: "Go and sin no more."
We could do much worse than to take time periodically and regularly to review those lessons, and apply them in our own lives.
Learn from the experiences and advice of others you can trust. Life can be beautiful when we do.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Repentance can wipe the slate clean.
- A Haiku - Repentance
To err is human. To forgive is divine. To repent is better done sooner than late. We all make mistakes, after all we are human, but when we do make a mistake we show our character by what we do next.
What is the solution for temptations?
- A Haiku - Temptation
"....God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV) Paul started that verse by writin