I had posted a sheet of the deadly sins and their counter virtues, and someone pointed out that Aquinas had a better definition for sloth, so I decided to take Bishop Barron’s talk (where he uses Aquinas frequently) and make a cheat sheet based on the 1hr talk…
Here it is. The writing doesn’t have complete sentences… I hope it is clear enough to understand
Arrogating to oneself the unique prerogative of God … Boring: turned in on oneself… “my little world”. Locked into what we want. Starring in one’s own movie.
Close to reality, earth… not caring what people think
Practice: purposely take the lower place. Love simple things.
Sorrow for another’s good… daughter of pride.
All is a gift… giving thanks for the gift that comes to others. Admire the good wherever it is found.
Practice: go out of your way to praise someone you are envious of. STOP COMPARING.
Marian counter example: caring that others are out of wine
A passion for revenge that goes beyond the control of reason… in Dante, smoke is anger… can’t talk, can’t think with anger
Bearing another person’s burden… going extra mile that other person won’t go… goes beyond justice… forgiving anyway.
Practice: Take concrete step towards healing broken relationship
Another practice: forgive quickly after an offense
Sorrow or depression for spiritual good… boredom of the soul. “Whatever”.
Zeal for the mission
Being sent on a mission… disciples who have been sent
Ask “how have I been sent by God?” Most important thing
Dorothy Day: Every act of every day should be the corporal and spiritual works of mercy
Marian counterexample: after Annunciation “she went in haste” knew her mission
An unreasonable desire for riches. Greedy attachment to material things. Filling up empty cage of ego.
Giving away… just like God
Practice: give things away that you don’t need
An immoderate or unreasonable pleasure in food and drink… filling up God shaped hole… more and more pleasure
Denying oneself of food drink and sensual pleasure for the sake of spiritual focus
Sex is good BUT lust is using another human being as a means to your own sexual pleasure
An upright expression of one’s sexuality … morally correct… one that always involves profound respect for the personhood of the other.