Sunday, May 15, 2022

Deadliest of All Sins



Hate is the deadliest of all sins.  

Am I the only one who wonders why, hate is not preached as the deadliest sin?

What are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth compared to hate?

Surely, hate ranks greater than the seven deadly sins? 

Since hate is the opposite of love, it betrays the Lord's commandments to love the Lord and love thy neighbor as self.  

But why the silence?  

Perhaps it could be argued then, that fear is the deadliest of all sins, because it is what keeps us quiet against hatred and complicit like cowards.  

Fear is what keeps us down, cower in face of threats and clear dangers.  

At times, fear overrides the sense of duty, and in some, in those moments of duress and self preservation, their love even for their children.  

Therefore, it is a close argument as to which is the deadliest of all sins.  

Which would the Lord find most damning in a person?  

Hate or fear? 

  When threats go unheeded, tragedy strikes, especially when brothers are turned against brothers and friends against neighbors. So many peo...