Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Thought for the Day

"What few have realized is that what has happened to Lust has happened to all the deadly sins; all have been turned into virtues. The deadly sin of Pride has become the virtue of taking pride in oneself; Envy has become known as healthy competition and Greed we now call ambition. We praise Anger as righteous indignation; consumerism has hallowed the sin of Gluttony, and casualness or indifference has made Sloth a virtue. Yet treating deadly sins as though they were virtues, does not make them less deadly. They still eat away at the soul, even though we may feel it less."

-Father. M. Heidt.


Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Good quote, but who is Fr Heidt? "Remember who your teachers were…"

The Archer of the Forest said...

I am not exactly sure. That was the only name that was listed. I read it in an Anglican devotional magazine somewhere a month or two ago.