What I’m thinking as I begin to write this article, “Currency Of Sin,” is an image of a nation’s economy. Then I wonder what our communities would be like if all available currency is used to shut down positive contributors to the economic network. For example, all money is used to engage in unhealthy habits, to buy weapons of violence, to promote social anarchy, to cheat one another during monetary exchanges, and to drain all positive energy from our neighborhoods. In contrast, positive use of available currency would foster healthy habits, peacemaking, social charity, mutually beneficially exchanges, and to develop optimism in our self-expression.
Let’s develop this talk on the “Currency Of Sin” a little further relating to the divinity of the soul. The currency of sin is like a poison circulating through our soul to betray the divine spiritual presence of our inmost being. That currency would cause embargos to a healthy inner “economy” by corrupting our inner fruitfulness, causing conflict in our emotions thoughts and behavior, degrading our divine worth, and instilling pessimism in what we say and do. However, the currency of decency that causes a robust “economic” inner life flows to create inner fruitfulness, tranquility, respect for life, mutual respect for one another, and optimism in our words and deeds. We desire our spiritual riches to flow upon earth, but pray for a recovery where depression exist through the currency of sin.
The currency of sin causes the economic sector of the spiritual fruit to falter resulting in the development of negative characteristics. As a fruitful inner economy begins to lapse the consequences include bankruptcy of constructive social attitudes. The product of the currency of sin is hatefulness, unkindness, bad intentions, conflict, harshness, arrogance, hopelessness, pessimism, evilness, despair, impatience, and extremism. In contrast, a fruitful economy produces civil blossoms by investing in love, kindness, goodwill, faith, joy, goodness, peace, meekness, gentleness, patience, self-control, and perseverance. Our spiritual wealth should show by our contributions to the decency within our communities.
The currency of sin shuts down the economic sector that relates to the welfare of our health. Expenditures through the currency of sin would buy us trouble mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally. It would fill us with unhealthy eating and drinking habits, cause us to inhale harmful substances into our lungs, lead to sleeplessness, and unsanitary conditions. In contrast, the currency of self-control, patience, and perseverance circulating through us gives growth to healthy ways.
The currency of sin shuts down the economic sector that relates to a safe and secure environment. Expending the currency of sin has the consequences of physical violence, domestic abuses, and unstable behaviors. An inner economy flowing with meekness, gentleness, and peace gives growth to tranquility in our sector of life.
OUR PLACE OF BELONGING
The currency of sin shuts down the economic sector relating to our place of belonging. Expenditures of the currency of sin results social fragmentation through hatred, intolerance, segregation, and sexual abuses. However, the currency of love, goodwill, and kindness brings people together through the spirit of compassionate harmony.
The currency of sin shuts off the light to our awareness of our divine worth. By spending the currency of sin there is the production of ridicule, humiliation, and degradation of the divinity within one another. In an alternative light, when we share money from the divine presence of our soul we are aware of the supreme value we have to God. We are able to see in one another the economic production of inner fruitfulness, peacemaking sectors, respectfulness of life, mutual respect for the divinity of the soul, and flowering economies of positive energy.
The currency of sin shuts down the economic sector of positive self-expression. Spending the currency of sin has the consequences of producing negative attitudes in what is said and done, full of despair, sadness, and evilness. But, when there is the currency of faith, joy, and goodness flowing through the economy of our soul there is the production of optimism for the future of one anoher.
Some people want to create an embargo of the spiritual fruit flowing through our inner economy, desiring the currency of sin. That currency produces the consequences of anger, argumentativeness, and uncooperativeness because of the blockade on the spirit of peace. In addition, the currency of sin pushes pessimism, sadness, and despair through the production line of the soul because production of the fruit of joy is shut down. The extent of their negotiations, or exchanges with others, is to monopolize the monies of spiritual decency and turning their gains into currency of sin. The only way for a smooth flowing inner economy, rich with spiritual fruit, is to accept the divine goodness of the soul while rejecting gains that shut down the spirit of love, peace, faith, and perseverance.
There are reservoirs of people who live by the currency of sin that fills their mind, emotions, and behaviors. The attitude that exit those reservoirs causes an embargo on the decency that would flow through our communities, including where and what they spend their money for and what they recommend or advise. Those attitudes transfer directly through people who want to shut down the inner economy of the spiritual fruit to cause negative consequences from neighborhood to neighborhood. Indirectly, those attitudes transfer through people who will accept literal currency of sin which causes their fruitful inner attitudes to falter.
The attitude of living from the currency of sin enter us because of an inner craving for respect, or esteem, which leads us to work for the wages of sin. As we receive praise for the work done which is contrary to a kind, joyful, and gentle fellowsip, we discover acceptance by acquaintences that share the same destructive attitudes. Those who are likely to accept the wages of sin feel a desparation within themselves, where the spiritual fruit are not blossoming, and succumb to unfruitful attitudes and behaviors in an effort to pay bills every month. We can interrupt the embargo that the currency of sin causes by being aware that the production of the spiritual fruit happens from the soft, moist, and tender qualities of the soul. In that softness we discover the divinity of the soul. From there we earn an income of love, kindness, goodwill, peace, meekness, gentleness, faith, joy, goodness, patience, self-control, and perseverance. Those qualities provide “products” from the soul that the community around us can use.