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Lust: Unrestrained Sexual Craving, an intense and uncontrolled desire

Lust is a pleasure bought with pains, a delight hatched with disquiet, a content passed with fear and a sin finished in sorrow. A deadly sin it maybe but can you escape it. You might fall a victim to it and you might fall hard. When it comes, it speaks at the top. Nothing seems wrong, no boundaries at all. The desire to do good by force is never a good motive. Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed. Do not let lust consume you; let it not be a sharp knife which will kill you in the end. As when lust is conceived it brings forth sin and when lust is finished it brings forth death. Do not follow vain desires, learn to control them, and then curb them. A person who is not satisfied with one woman or one man will never happen to be satisfied with many because that sin has no limits. Those who wish to attain God and progress in religious devotion should particularly guard themselves against the snares of lust and wealth. Otherwise, they can never attain perfection. There is a very thin line between love and lust. Love demands attention but lust demands sin. That’s why people die for love and that’s why they kill for lust. Lust manipulates others to meet one’s own needs even at the sacrifice of others. Lust is all about me, it looks for what it can get not what you can give.

Gluttony: To over-indulge by over-eating

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. Gluttony has killed more than a sword. It is overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste. It is almost certain that excess of eating is the cause of almost all of the diseases of the body. But its effects on the soul are even more disastrous. Gluttony is the act of indulging in too much of everything. The gluttons did their graves with their teeth. Gluttony happens to be the most neglected sin. The flesh endures the storms of the present alone, the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is the lust of the mind. Gluttony is not a secret vice. Gluttony makes sure if one is not contented with what one has, would not be contented with what one would like to have. In the case of Gluttony pleasure is a matter of utmost precision. The fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony. One must eat to live not live to eat.

Pride: Inflated sense of one’s accomplishments

Pride will cost you everything but leave you with nothing. Pride will always be the longest distance between two people. Pride becomes the mask of one’s fault. Pride comes before a fall, it is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. Hence, pride is concerned with who is right and humility is concerned with what is right. Think with your head, not pride, arguments drag out because one is too stubborn to forgive and the other is too proud to apologize. Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride. Pride is spiritual cancer it eats up every possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. Pride would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn’t taste so bad. That is why it is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes and it is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of. Pride will make you fall. False modesty is the meanest species of pride. Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages. Be humble and remain humble all the time.

Sloth: Laziness, lack of effort