4/17/16

"The big sin"

"THE big sin ought always to be the nearest sin; that is, our own. If we are really fighting that, then we may fight anything else, however small. But if we fight the small thing first─then we have fled from fighting the big one. The man who sees nothing wrong in himself is the one man who is really wrong. He who wanders through the universe trying to find someone worse than himself, will find that he cannot find one." 

~G.K. Chesterton: Daily News, Sept. 19, 1908.

(h/t Mike Miles)

1 comment:

  1. Simple wisdom. But sin is almost forgotten in our age or at least never mentioned much. Just mercy, but mercy without acknowledging sin.

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