Sloth: Is it our problem?

Out of all the seven deadly sins, we may think that sloth is the least concerning for us. But, as Ben Underwood shows, our busyness and toil is just evidence we’re caught within sloth’s grip.

At the outset of a sermon series on the seven deadly sins, I asked people to choose the two deadly sins they thought hampered them most. Of the seven—greed, anger, pride, gluttony, lust, sloth and envy—sloth came in dead last, receiving only one vote. Where I am, people don’t seem to have problem with sloth or ‘under-working’. They don’t believe there’s nothing like sitting in the sun on a Tuesday afternoon; rather, they think there’s nothing like working till 11pm on a Tuesday night, for that is what they often do. (more…)