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A Haiku - Sin

Updated on February 24, 2015

A Haiku - Sin

More than choices then;

Each knows when self asks "Should I?"

The answer is "No."

Sin is like spreading garbage.
Sin is like spreading garbage. | Source

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.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      The most important thing always is to learn from your mistakes and to never repeat them.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizBejabbers - It is all about intent and what is done next.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Tis true, we should all learn from our mistakes. I saw a wise man write that there was a difference between a mistake and a planned act. He explained his view that the "mistakes" of youth like robbing a convenience store was not a mistake but a planned act. One might see a mistake as having a fender bender as a result of not paying attention. I tend to agree with him, but either way we should learn.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      DealForALiving - Sometimes "the core realization? only comes after the sin is committed. Thanks for your "Nice job."

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      I usually don't care for haiku but I think you really got to the core realization before committing sin. Nice job~

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Quoted that one myself a short time ago and alluded to it in the accompanying link. Happy Sabbath.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      To err is human and to forgive divine. Great work here.