#51: Sloth (Deadly Sin Series 7 of 7)

Today’s episode on sloth is the last in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.


Saint Quotes of the Week

“God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray.” – St. Augustine


Recommended Reading

The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Dom Jean-Charles Nault

Pastoral Rule by St. Gregory the Great (The link is to Book III. Scroll down to Chapter 15 entitled “How the slothful and the hasty are to be admonished”)

Summa II-II, Q. 35 (Sloth)


Challenge of the Week

Grab a rosary and go for a walk. If you work, go for a walk during your lunch break if you can. It will only take 20 minutes. If you stay home, do it before naps or after dinner with the family.


Dinner Table Questions

1. What obstacles in your life encourage slothfulness, both physical and spiritual?
2. What practical ways can you combat an inactive spiritual life? What ways as a family?
3. Do you procrastinate? How can we motivate each other to perform tasks timely?


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