A strategy for avoiding sins of both kinds–commission and omission
I was thinking about Jack Sprat and his wife this morning during my quiet time.
You know them: he could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, and so between the two of them they licked the platter clean. I was thinking their sin patterns differed.
One–maybe it was Jack–was probably a ‘sins of commission’ type, who lost his temper and lied and talked unkindly about others. Maybe he even lusted after other women or coveted his neighbor’s ox. He was a commandment breaker, the kind of sinner you could spot at a distance.