April 18, 2007

Sin and Virtue

Sin is asserting one’s individuality at the expense of others. Virtue is asserting one’s individuality on behalf of others. —Tobias Haller BSG

4 comments:

the Reverend boy said...

Nice!

I like that a lot.

David Charles Walker said...

Reading that and pondering it, one can't help but think of the Virginia incident. Both were certainly represented.

I think the reason that I too (along with rev boy) like your definition, Tobias, is that I recognize my own past sins only too much in your wording.

Then again, thankfully, those words of George Herbert... "though my sins against me cried..."

Happy Easter.

Grandmère Mimi said...

In a nutshell, yes. Lovely, concise meditation for the day.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Fr. Haller--I have been wrestling with your definition for the past two days. I have responded on my own blog, if you care to look at it.

Regards,
Doxy