You Sin

Slander, Malice, Gluttony, Drunkenness, Scoffery, Covetousness, Envy, Fornication, Adultery, Idolatry…
Call it whatever you like, all I know and should know is that they are all summed up in one English word SIN.

SIN! It is you I am talking to right from the word, go. You have done your best to seducing the nation of which you offered no help during creation.

SIN! Adam and Eve were made in the likeness of their maker. In heaven, you made them practice envy. And so were deprived of what to them was given.

SIN! Tell me how you could work. Cain and Abel, the first fruits of God’s work misunderstood themselves. Cain became a murderer in effect a fugitive and a wanderer.

SIN! It is you who tried to prevail when Noah tried with all his efforts in vain to save straying souls and blood but was conquered by the divine flood.

Oh, SIN! Answer me this question, what else destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but scoffery, adultery and fornication. What stuff of traitor and deceiver you are!

I still call you oh SIN! Through your agents: anger and disobedience, Moses was deprived of the promise given to which he has suffered much insolence.

Aaron and Miriam were sent empty-handed because of you, deceitful SIN. They lost the great favour they merited. They went, agonizing in vain.

SIN, through your lustrous vision, David the upright and righteous king became a murderous and adulterous king. And from thence, he set unending sword to his nation.

SIN! Tell me how much you weigh to disdain and humiliate to nothing renowned Babylonia’s Nebuchadnezzar. He wandered amidst the beast until dew draws nigh.

SIN! You were the pioneer of failure to the great Ahab and Jezebel’s royal family. They died miserably and shamefully without a token farewell measure.

Oh, SIN! You made Israel, the heir, to be ruled by slaves. Those chosen to dine on a table but chosen to eat with dogs.

SIN! You veiled the sight of the Jews and they forsake the true food but non-Jews grabbed the real food.

Oh, destructive SIN! You are the world’s greatest enemy and unmistaken tyrant, a valiant great enemy to monarch and peasant.

Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.


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