Pride, anger, lust, laziness, gluttony, envy, and greed. During the sixth century, Pope Gregory was the first to draw attention to these seven deadly sins. The reason for highlighting the deadly sins was to make a plan for overcoming them.


During the European Middle Ages, the deadly sins were a popular theme in plays, art, and literature, and they were always balanced with a list of heavenly virtues like humility, patience, purity, diligence, self-control, gratitude, and generosity.


Do the vices appear too often in your life and the virtues not often enough? Is your spiritual win-lost record embarrassing? Now is time for the kind of honest self-examination that helps us make forward progress in sanctification. 

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG