The prophet Micah enters our psyche this day:
Woe to those who plot evil, who lie in bed planning mischief (Micah 2).
The evil spoken about is the seizing of fields and the confiscating of houses.
This is a heinous crime because it deprives people of their living.
This is a heinous crime because it is a sin of malice.
This is a distinction we must face.
There are sins of weakness. There are sins of malice.
Make sure you are patient with the former, but never the later – either in yourself or others.