Daily Draw: Golden Tarot of the Renaissance ~ Justice
This card always raises my blood pressure; how will I ever account for my sins? When will the bill come due? How will I know if the scales are ever balanced? Is that even possible? Good works can't balance sin...it's all well and good to confess and beg forgiveness, but that's just a scale with no balance at all, how can that atone?
I'm reminded by this card sin and payment are much like the electric meter. It is paid in full yet the meter spins and before the stamp is on the envelope I owe again. I wonder if I could make even one day sinless. I sincerely doubt it.
"All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long." ~ Wilson Mizner 1876-1933
edited to add, this evening: It took me under two hours to lose my temper and swear this morning. Depending on who you ask, that could be either the longest record or the shortest record. And I was trying so hard...
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