Saturday, 17 December 2005

Combating the Passion of Accidie (Sloth) 4 — Hyperactive Sloth

There is one form of accidie that we do not expect. When the monk dies spiritually, so as no longer to have any interest in spiritual things, he may not just sit around idly wasting his life. He may get busy. He may build buildings. Big buildings. A lot of them. He may go to the missions. Anything. Anything to pass the time. He may become a scholar, a historian, an archæologist. Anything to fill the emptiness. Anything to fill the empty hole where Jesus was.

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