Sometimes its good to review even the most simple things. St. John Vianney gives us these clear definitions of the capital sins. Reading them prayerfully might help us to discover some ways we are not following the Lord in our life.
First he defines Sin as “a thought, a word, an action contrary to the law of God.”
Next he defines each of the Capital Sins:
These are simple definitions but read prayerfully and reflectively you may shed light on sin in your life that you haven’t previously identified.
Loosen us O’ Lord form the bonds of our sins…
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