To Hell With It

Feeling pretty good about yourself? Or kind of hungry? Or miffed about the guy who cut you off in traffic? Careful, you may be slipping into one of the seven deadly sins.

The modern concept of the seven deadly sins is most often attributed to Pope Gregory I, who in 400 A.D. refined lists of “evil thoughts” from ancient Sumerian, Greek and Egyptian cultures into seven particularly egregious moral errors. He used these to help guide Christians away from a hell-bound afterlife. We use them to identify ways to navigate our lives, to find joy and redemption after bad behavior and generally reflect on our choices in word and deed. 

Just so you know what you’re potentially getting yourself into with your favorite vices, we’ve put together a brief review of each sin and the virtues that can redeem them.