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The 7 Steps to Triumph over Vices… Pride, Envy, Wrath/Anger, Sloth, Avarice/Greed, Gluttony, Lust.

Humility, Love, Kindness, Zeal, Generosity, Temperance, Self control 

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of vices which are transgression- an act that goes against a law, rule or code of conduct; made fatal to spiritual growth.

HUMILITY Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility.  Humility is the most basic and most courageous virtue to acquire of all of virtues. Humility allows us to live in the truth in our relationship with God, ourselves and our neighbor… Overcomes vice pride

Love “Love is patient, love is kind…” Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times…Overcomes vice envy

Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this…Overcomes vice wrath/anger

Zeal/Diligence is the energetic response of the heart to God’s commands which drives you to perfection. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency…Overcomes vice sloth/laziness

Generosity/Benevolence This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its “fair share” or a bit more…Overcomes vice avarice/greed

Faith/Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others…Overcomes vice gluttony

Chastity prevents pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control…Overcomes vice lust

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