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manipulated in PS Elements 7
model myself
lighting used-household lamp

another in the deadly sins series


Over time, the “acedia” in Pope Gregory’s order has come to be closer in meaning to sloth (Latin, Socordia). The focus came to be on the consequences of acedia rather than the cause, and so, by the 17th century, the exact deadly sin referred to was believed to be the failure to utilize one’s talents and gifts.[citation needed] Even in Dante’s time there were signs of this change; in his Purgatorio he had portrayed the penance for acedia as running continuously at top speed.

The modern view goes further, regarding laziness and indifference as the sin at the heart of the matter. Since this contrasts with a more willful failure to, for example, love God and his works, sloth is often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.

Acedia (Latin, acedia) (from Greek ακηδία) is the neglect to take care of something that one should do. It is translated to apathetic listlessness; depression without joy. It is similar to melancholy, although acedia describes the behaviour, while melancholy suggests the emotion producing it. In early Christian thought, the lack of joy was regarded as a wilful refusal to enjoy the goodness of God and the world God created; by contrast, apathy was considered a refusal to help others in time of need.






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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Greeting from Bangkok.
    What the beautiful image by your talent; thank you to exhibit your artwork, I love it:)
    Do tell someone you love everyday; life is too short to ignored.
    Best regards,

  • Hi Sunny, nice to meet you =)
    thankyou for commenting on my work, im glad you like it =)
    and i will remember that
    thanks again

    – strawberries

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, love the flow of this :)

  • thanks so much Trish =)

    – strawberries

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 4 years ago

    “The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole
    cause of all our adversities.”

    An excellent creation!!!!, Bill

  • “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” {Albert Einstein}
    Many thanks Bill, and Happy new year =)

    – strawberries

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • =)

    – strawberries

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, X

  • thankyou anna =)

    – strawberries

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