That Sin Thing
Recently, I got in a conversation with Andre Yee, where we tried to define sin. He had a good definition... it's the breaking of God's moral law.
Still, I thought it would be worth extending the conversation. So, I'm here to ask, what do you think sin is?
My basic definition is that it's when we show ingratitude to the God who created and sustains us. In other words, if I abuse or neglect myself or even elevate myself in certain ways, I'm not being grateful for God's hand in making and keeping me.
Preventing someone else from acting with gratitude (causing them to abuse or neglect themselves) would also be sin. (Interesting that the Sabbath laws originally provided for this... slaves and animals were also to be given a day off... "owners" who didn't go along with this were guilty of Sabbath-breaking, a high crime).
Anyhow, what do you think? What is sin? And let's see if we can stay away from theological terms, just for the fun and challenge of it.
Sculpture by Stefani M. Rossi Used with permission.