Beauties On Fire is back this week with the 7 deadly sins! I have been in such a good mood since my funk last week and I had so much fun creating this post! I’m taking you all to school on what the 7 deadly sins are all about and lips the color of sin. If you would like to check out my other beauties on fire posts, I’ve added the tag under Beauty, at the top of the site!
Keep reading to get educated.
Some fun facts I learned about the sins:
- They were first compiled by Pope Gregory I circa. 600.
- The symbols of the sins are:
- Pride: The horse
- Lust: The Cow
- Envy: The Dog
- Gluttony: The Pig
- Anger/Wrath: The Bear
- Greed: The Frog
- Sloth: The Goat
- They do not pre-date the Ten Commandments
- The “cures” to these sins are:
- Kindness: cures Envy
- Temperance: Cures Gluttony
- Charity: Cures Greed
- Chasity: Cures Lust
- Humility: Cures Pride
- Diligence: Cures Slothfulness
- Patience: Cures Wrath/Anger
- The sins appear in Dante Alighieri’s book “Divine Comedy”
Sources for information:
Excuse the hoodie. I am catching a cold and didn’t feel good so I was snuggled in my Tigger Hoodie.
the desire to have an item or experience that someone else possesses.
A short story of me being Envious: I used to envy friends who were confident, back in middle and high school. It kept me down and insecure. I wished I could be them.
I am now proud to admit I don’t have that problem any longer.
excessive ongoing consumption of food or drink
Short story: well…I’m plus size. Fat. Chunky. However you want to say it. Is that part of this sin? I don’t overly consume food but I have used it as a stress reliever in the past.
an excessive pursuit of material possessions
Short Story: I’m very materialistic. I’ll admit that. What I am not, is so materialistic to the point of feeling like I’ll die without having expensive material things. Money cannot buy you happiness, but it will be a big damn stress reliever when I can pay off my debt, buy a house, and take care of my family.
I also am materialistic with myself…I don’t want things from other people. I refuse to use people for material things.
an uncontrollable passion or longing, especially for sexual desires
Short story: …Yea, I’ve had many moments of lust but I never acted on them. Is this still a sin?
excessive view of one’s self without regard to others.
Short story: I’ve very prideful. It’s one of my biggest sins, I suppose. I don’t like asking for help, I hate feeling like I have to depend on people, and I’d rather struggle through hell than to receive help, if it isn’t a blessing from God…but people wanting to help is technically a blessing right?
excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one’s talents
Short Story: I admit it, I have had very serious moments of laziness. In the past, part of my laziness was my insecurities.
I’m not nearly as lazy as I used to be.
uncontrollable feelings of anger and hate towards another person
Short Story: I can’t really recall ever hating anyone. There are many people that cross me and I don’t like anymore buuuut, I try to respect and love everyone until they do me wrong. I can forgive pretty much anything, however I cannot forget.
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Do unto others as you want done unto you,