Journey To The Heights! – 7 Deadly Sins taken down by 7 Lively Virtues
Week 4 — Sloth is taken down by Zeal
People often confuse the sin of sloth with laziness. Sloth is actually when one is lukewarm and indifferent to spiritual things. It is when a human heart becomes bored with and inert to the things of God. A person can be mired in the depths of sloth while filled with energy for video games, TV, career, money, and all the other distractions the world provides, which keep us numb to the voice of God and the desire for holiness.
Antidote: Zeal. Zeal is best kindled by fervent prayer for God to reveal our mission in life and if you add to that an ardent pursuit of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, overcoming sloth is feasible.
For further details on how sloth is taken down by zeal, check out the week 4 reflection on our Journey to the Heights Lent 2020 page