When this seed is planted, the deadly sin of envy, will manifest into a nasty vine of thorns which ruins relationships, destroys self-worth, ends charity, and obliterates gratitude. It isn’t just wanting the material stuff, but it could be how others look, their financial situation, the marriage they have or whatever leads you to think they have it way better …
Two closely related deadly sins are greed and gluttony. It’s important we recognize the difference so we can be truly aware of the evil one’s desires to make things of this world more important than God. Greed says hold on. Gluttony is all about living in excess and consuming all you can.
When we begin to look at each of the seven deadly sins individually, we have to start with the source of sin. PRIDE In a famous quote by St. Augustine, He says, “It was pride that changed Angels into Devils.”
Are you a missionary? The first thought we usually have is “no”. But the fact is, our mission field doesn’t have to be a third world country or anywhere other than where we are in this moment.
Many of us search for an answer to our issues. Our fears and our anxieties. The answer is always before us in the narrative of the Rosary…. Through the decades on the rosary we immerse ourselves in the story of Christ, hear of the faithfulness of Mary, and we receive the protection of the Blessed Mother.
While we acknowledge our need to be better, if we don’t deal with things that prevented us from reaching our goals, they will stunt the growth we’re searching for now. Setbacks can be the best thing to happen to us. They show us that even though we’ve fallen, we still got through it. They drive us to be better. Setbacks …
Every single moment of our day, God is grabbing us and presenting himself to us in different ways to make a connection. He’s not looking to just kind of give us an idea of who we are, what we’re capable of or how much he loves us… He’s trying smash our hearts open for a break through… a revelation that …
To become angry is a natural human response… but it can make us blind to truth and close off pathways toward resolution. So while ANGER is not necessarily an evil response at first, it is a response that drives out love and like all other deadly sins, pushes God to the side.
We tend to think of sin as something we do… As our prayer in the mass says though, it is also in what we fail to do… this is where sloth comes in. With the sin of sloth… think about it this way, we are the teenager on the couch and God is parent asking us to clean our room.
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