Heavenly Virtues and Deadly Sins


Heavenly Virtues correspond to Deadly Sins: Chastity, lust; Generosity, greed; Temperance, gluttony; Kindness, envy; Meekness, anger; Humility, pride; and Diligence, sloth. Focus on the virtues to overcome the sins. Other sins stem from one or more Deadly Sins, and developing Heavenly Virtues is an effective paradigm to sainthood.

Chastity helps to avoid lust conducive, for instance, to adultery, rape and passion homicide.

Generosity should grow in America where wealth is obnoxiously concentrated in 1% of the population.

Temperance prevents excessive gratification, for instance, in eating and drinking. Temperance is the ability to control unreasonable gratification.

Kindness overcomes the sin of envy causing a rift with God and neighbor.  God blesses His children in different ways and consider your blessings.

Meekness overcomes anger. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.” (Matthew 5:5) The land means the Kingdom of God.

Note: envy and anger may turn people sick.

Humility would have prevented Lucifer’s rebellion against God and Humanity’s living woes. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)

Note: America generally claims “Wall Street” abounds in greed and needs humility.

Diligence helps to fulfill duties and cultivate work ethics.  Develop talents and prevent sloth to undermine them.


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