Category Archives: Themes

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Lust is not the same as sexual desire, nor is it confined to the realm of sex. It is normal and right to desire your spouse; lust is an illegitimate desire for someone (or something) that we have no right … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Deceit

The sins of the tongue are many and varied, but this is the first and foremost of them. It was manifested in the Garden of Eden, when the devil deceived Eve. “Did God really say…?” he began, before contradicting God’s … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

The word ‘greedy’ conjures up an image of someone (probably grossly overweight) stuffing themselves with pizza or cream cakes. We associate it almost entirely with the overconsumption of food, blinding ourselves to the fact that greed involves every part of … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

What’s the difference between envy and jealousy? In modern English the two terms are partly interchangeable, which confuses us when we read in the Bible about God being ‘jealous’ (e.g. Exodus 34:14). But jealousy can be right and proper; husbands … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Anger

Anger can be a virtue or a sin, depending on what triggers it and how it is channelled. God gets angry about certain things (sin, especially); Jesus was angry at the desecration and corruption that He witnessed in the Temple … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

Pride is insidious, and no-one is immune. It’s OK to have a healthy self-esteem, but so so easy to go a little too far and start to believe that we are better than we really are. Pride whispers to us … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins: Idolatry

Just as Nature abhors a vacuum, so does the spiritual realm. “In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get … Continue reading

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