All sins are attempts to fill voids.
– Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace
When I take a story as true, I sin. I sin by clouding over reality and what I am and everything is. I sin by acting as if the story is true, and placing myself (what I take myself to be) in opposition to life and reality. I sin through feeling I need to defend the story and its viewpoint and identity. And when I sin in the conventional ways, it comes from all of the above.
Why do I take a story as true? To fill a void.
I take a story as true to avoid recognizing that I really don’t know.
I take a story as true to avoid recognizing what I really am, which has no center, no location, no identity, no viewpoint, no ground. And yet allows for the play of all of these.