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Monday, December 31, 2007

From The Desk Of My Six-Year-Old Theologian

Some days it is truly insightful to help a six-year-old with his schoolwork. Recently, while doing a reading assignment, my Youngest Theologian came across the following sentence: "She took all of the candy." Following a sharp inhalation marking YT's astonishment at this girl's brazen behavior, he exclaimed, "Now that is a mortal sin." Sin happens to be Youngest Theologian's area of specialization, so after a hearty laugh, I was forced to consider the wisdom of his statement.

Taking all of the candy would seem to be "a grievous offense against the law of God", at least as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old. But, WWGT (What Would God Think) about the matter at hand? Greed and Gluttony making up 2/7 of the deadly sins, it would seem that YTs observations were off to a good start. We might even be able to add Sloth given she wasn't willing to make the effort to share the tasty morsels. Moreover, taken as a parable, it is right up there with the rich man taking the poor man's only sheep, so we can add Pride, Lust, and Envy to the list. Anger anyone? Well, that would depend entirely upon what kind of candy she took.


Does this mean I will have to share my secret stash of dark chocolate?

Perish the thought! Dark chocolate is medicinal.


Anonymous said...

Now, you should not share your chocolate.It has powerful antioxidants- trust me, its good for you.
P.S. that post was too funny! lol

SherryTex said...

Eating someone else's chocolate is definitely a Mortal sin.

Thanks for the chuckle.

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