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The 7 Vices & Virtues

The 7 Vices & Virtues

We’ve all heard of the seven deadly sins, but what good does it do to think about them in our modern, well-intentioned lives? Maybe more to the point — why does contemplating about them bring us hope? It’s because of their corresponding virtues. Seth and Tsh talk about what this looks like in their own lives.

As a reference, here are the seven pairs of vices and virtues:

  • Pride: A desire for excellence in excess of right reason

    • Humility: A rightly-ordered estimation of excellence

  • Gluttony: A disordered desire for good things

    • Temperance: A desire to keep good things in their rightful place

  • Lust: A disordered desire for pleasure

    • Chastity: A rightly-ordered desire for pleasure

  • Envy: Sorrow for another’s good

    • Love: To will the good of the other

  • Greed: A desire for more than is needed

    • Generosity/charity: A desire for enough for all

  • Anger: A desire for vengeance contrary to reason

    • Meekness: Power under control

  • Sloth: Sorrow for spiritual good; the absence of care

    • Diligence: Taking care to do what we value most

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A Drink With a Friend
Writers and friends Seth Haines & Tsh Oxenreider chat over drinks about living sacramentally—seeing God in all things. Pour yourself a glass and pull up a chair as they talk about the sacramental nature of work, art, community, stories, love, the hard stuff, & more.