Thanks to a religious vow taken by the men of our house Wednesdays has, with the rare exception of the occasional fish and chips, become Pizza night in the Ingemi household.
Fitchburg Massachusetts has the distinction of housing 15 different Pizza places, From Pizza Hut, Papa Ginos & Little Caesars, to family owned locations like Patriot Pizza, Village Pizza & the Cleghorn House of Pizza and that doesn’t counting convenience stores like Cumberland Farms or supermarkets like Market Basket. That works out to about 1 for every 2687 people in the city.
That gives plenty of choices and that’s a good thing because it seems all of us have different tastes, and pies we don’t care for. If it was up to Sam we would never order from Espresso’s. I’ll eat Parkhill if it’s in the house but will not order it if given the choice. Danny doesn’t care for Domino’s pie when it’s meatless and if Valery doesn’t like the Pie at a place, she goes for the chicken parm.
This isn’t a reflection on the quality of the various pies they are just made to different tastes. I spoke to the owner of Zedas on the subject, he is careful to keep up quality and tries to make a pizza that can appeal to the largest number people but in the end there are always going to be some people who just have different tastes. That’s just life.
And this brings us to the subject of sin.
Some of these sins are graver than others,, some of them society frowns on, others are promoted and lionized, some are primarily self-destructive and others harm thousands, some are done brazenly and other in secret out of shame.
Most important of all, these sins appeal to different people, there are those who would steal the coins off corpse’s eyes but would never raise a hand against anyone, there are people who will play the field married or no, but wouldn’t touch a dollar that belongs to someone else, there are those who would spend every cent they had on a drunken binge, but would never neglect a prayer or a mass, there are those who would never tell a lie but couldn’t hold their tongue when it comes to gossip about someone else’s problems.
Sin is in fact, a matter of taste, and do not doubt for one moment that like the various pizza places in Fitchburg the Devil does his best to tempt you to those tastes.
So when you see your brother sin, remember while it is certainly proper to call sin, sin make sure you don’t do so in pride, because if you do you might find yourself being served the same helping of sin, with just a different flavor.