“If we’re not heaven bent on doing more, we’re hell bent on trying to escape all the stuff we have to do.”
It turns out sloth isn’t just about being lazy or doing nothing or sleeping in till 2. That’s called college. Sloth, at its core, to paraphrase field scholar Josef Pieper, is when we give up on the very responsibility that comes with our dignity: that we do not want to be what God wants us to be, and that means that we do not want to be what we really, in the ultimate sense, are. His—his very good, gratuitous, useless creations born out of nothing more than his love and abundance.