Tuesday 16 January 2018

Brendan O'Connor: The devil is in all of us, some more than others

The fall from grace of the apparently modest Sean Quinn shows sin can afflict the best of us, says Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

It is increasingly fashionable to think that what happened in this country was everyone's fault but our own. Right now, we mainly blame the Germans. Justifiably so, in ways.

But the sad truth is, of course, that the devil is in you and me and all our betters too. As the Eucharistic Congress reaches its climax today, we might do well to reflect on the sins of those who ruined the country. Because as old-fashioned as it all sounds, that's what most of them were -- sinners.

And it was sin that ruined the country. There were seven deadly sins in the Bible and in our case, these seven sins truly were deadly.

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