The definition of “sloth” may be very similar to the animal with the same name, excruciatingly slow, as if nothing in the world is more important than its own wants and needs. And in the society people enjoy living in, who can afford laziness?
They say for every Yin there’s a Yang, for every first place there’s a last place, but is this always true? Yes, it is.
A man by the name of Brooks Douglass is proving its truth next month, as a matter of fact. He is revealing a story beyond his wildest dreams; the story of his life, his sister’s life and witnessing the deaths of their parents by two men. Some may consider this sin murderous, which it undeniably is, but the wrecking ball which caused multiple murders was “sloth.”
Two men performing physical labor decided they’d had enough and quit their jobs. But they hadn’t had enough of the money their jobs provided, they just didn’t feel the need to work for it, so they set about getting it the easy way–the lazy way.
In Heaven’s Rain which begins in theaters next month, Brook Douglass shares the excruciating mental and emotional pain he and his sister, age 12, endured. She was raped multiple times and the family of four were shot and left for dead, but the siblings managed to survive. Not only do these two rebel against the Deadly Sin of indolence, but rebuke it. Leslie, the daughter, by becoming a Vice Principal of a school and Brooks, who was sixteen at the time of the incident, becoming the youngest Oklahoma Senator. He served for three years–just long enough to create and get a bill passed entitled “Victim’s Rights.”
While he served in office, no one could possibly argue as no one in the senate, at the time, has had his first-hand experience. Keith Morrison, from Dateline conducts the powerful interview which should be seen.
A simplified version, for those not intending to be formally educated, can be found in the story of The Three Little Pigs, by Christopher Walken. This story brings across the same principals; in the end the antagonist is done for by his nemesis, Ambition.