The Eighth Sin

Backstabbing, today’s plague, as it was then, continues to shatter countless relationships…

Et tu, Brute? — this oft-quoted famous line from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Ceasar which most of us studied in English literature speaks of deception, the ultimate betrayal of one’s closest friend. Can you imagine the shock, the bleeding pain and disgust Ceasar could have felt at seeing his most trusted friend Brutus among his assassins?

And how about feeling Jesus’ anguished pain at Judas’ betrayal of him — Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

In my own “Book of Books,” backstabbing is the eighth sin.

Backstabbing, today’s plague, as it was then, continues to shatter countless relationships, destroying homes, annihilating nations. Oh the torment it brings, this eighth sin of humankind…

 

How about you, what do you consider the eighth sin? Why?

 

 

 

 

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