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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Only One Sin

"There is only one sin, only one. 
And that is theft.
Every other sin is a variation of theft.

When you kill a man, you steal a life.

You steal his wife's right to a husband,
rob his children of a father.

When you tell a lie,

you steal someone's right to the truth.

When you cheat, 

you steal the right to fairness.

There is no act more wretched than stealing.

A man who takes what is not his to take, 
be it a life or a loaf of naan (bread),

I spit on that man."

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner


  1. I've actually thought that many times--everything comes down to theft.

  2. I've always meant to read that book but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's certainly true that theft of any kind steals something from someone.

    1. It's a really good book & I highly recommend it and another by Hosseini called 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'.
      When I come upon a really good book, I tend to seek out others by that author. I keep & reread good books. If I had more bookcases, I would keep more...

  3. True! I've never read that book or any excerpts from it. I'm so behind on my reading!

    1. It's easy to fall behind, but I have a book on the go (sometimes more than one, currently 3) and one ready to read next, all the time. I encouraged my children to read so that they could have adventures without leaving home, learn things by accident, and expand their horizons. One of them listened...


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