The Seven Deadly Sins: What is the noonday devil?
Bishop Robert Barron: Seven Deadly Sins
What is the noonday devil?
Being lukewarm and indifferent to spiritual things is called “sloth,” which the medievals called the “noonday devil.”
You can be filled with energy for other things but be slothful in the spiritual life.
Watch this video to be energized about sloth:
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An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
JOY AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR
124. Mary, recognizing the newness that Jesus brought, sang: “My spirit rejoices” (
1:47), and Jesus himself “rejoiced in the Holy Spirit” (
10:21). As he passed by, “all the people rejoiced” (
13:17). After his resurrection, wherever the disciples went, there was “much joy” (
8:8). Jesus assures us: “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy... I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (
16:20.22). “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (
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