November 1, 2011

Sin begets sin


[dropcap]A[/dropcap] little white lie is told.  Then another lie to cover that one.  Still another falsehood spills from our lips to cover the previous lie.  Murderers kill, then kill again to silence the witnesses.  Now my sin too . . . shall beget another sin.  My irresponsibility will soon lead to murder.  Nothing.  Nothing I can do to stop it.  The sin grows there in her belly and soon it will be cut out by the surgeon's blade.  The sin of murder will then be tacked on as yet another penalty against my soul.


At some point I would imagine that someone's going to say that one of these will cross the line.  If there is one, it's probably this one.  I'm aware of the controversial subject matter, but frankly that's not the point of this article.  The point of this one is a person dealing with what they see as no other option, "Nothing I can do to stop it".  There was a time in my life when I used to believe that those types of situations could exist, but I'm not so sure anymore.  This was written in late 90's, 98 or 99; December I'm certain.  Having the gift of empathy allows you to put yourself in someone else's shoes which most of the time is a good thing as it offers an amazing level of understanding.  At times like this though, you have to accept where the person sees themselves.  They'll pay enough with their own self guilt, the last thing they need is someone preaching to them that what they are doing is wrong.  Love is needed, not hate & judgement.

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