Sunday, September 4, 2011
As usual for this series my entry is above and on my blog:
According To Wikipedia:
Sloth is defined as spiritual or emotional apathy, neglecting what God has spoken, and being physically and emotionally inactive. Acedia is a Latin word, from Greek ἁκηδείᾱ, meaning "Carelessness".
Sloth can also indicate a wasting due to lack of use, concerning a person, place, thing, skill, or intangible ideal that would require maintenance, refinement, or support to continue to exist.
Religious views concerning the need for one to work to support society and further God's plan and work also suggest that, through inactivity, one invites the desire to sin. "For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do." ("Against Idleness and Mischief" by Isaac Watts).
In the Philokalia the word, dejection is used instead of sloth, for the man who falls into dejection will lose interest in life.
I have always liked this hot, vibrant painting of a woman sleeping in the heat of the afternoon-for my purposes here I have served her up on a bed of hell, fire and supernovas-wound her is golden webs and given her a cherub to cry over her damnation (thanks Itkupilli for this PNG image).
I think Sloth may be the hardest of this series so have fun-I will be looking forward to seeing how you serve up SLOTH...