On Sin

"Sin is both the overstepping of a line and the failure to reach
it–both transgression and shortcoming.  Sin is a missing of the mark,
a spoiling of goods, a staining of garments, a hitch in one's gait, a
wandering from the path, a fragmenting of the whole.  Sin is what
culpably disturbs shalom.  Sinful human life is a caricature of proper
human life."

Neal Plantinga

Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin

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  1. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32399818#32409460
    Abandoning the sick and needy is sin…

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