What is your most common temptation?


#1

What has been the 3 most common temptations within the last 20 dayS?


#2

My big ones are pride, anger, lust (though this isn’t actually very often nowadays, but I still pray about it a lot) and sloth. The ones I have to fight most often are pride and sloth. I hate those. I hate all of them, for that matter, but I just feel like I hate these two more because I have to fight them the most frequently. I guess I’d add gluttony as a #5. That can be a problem too.


#3

I think gossiping should be included.
Sexual sins are a great temptatation for the younger folks, but the elderly? puh.

bluelake


#4

Good point about the gossiping . . .

Though I’m glad that’s not one of my biggies. Though I don’t like the ones that ARE my biggies :(.

Hey, I have a thought! Why don’t we make a poll about our VIRTUES! That would be funner :D.

j/k about it being funner :(.
:wink:


#5

Don’t be so sure. A co-worker recently told me her mother, during a routine exam, was found to have a small breast tumor that was very slow growing. Because of her advanced age, 93, it was decided they would do nothing. During this visit my co-worker was shocked when her mother let every know she was glad she wasn’t having surgery because her boyfriend, 95, really likes her breasts.:thumbsup:


#6

For me it’s always been sloth.

I’ve always been the laziest person I know. It’s been a lifetime of struggle.


#7

In the face of evil, anger isn’t a sin. to act on anger is. Cool off first. :slight_smile:

bluelake


#8

:confused:


#9

Yeah, I know, but sometimes I act on it :(.


#10

Mine are anger and gluttony. Wouldn’t gossiping fall under murder since you’re “murdering” somebody’s reputation?

-Hope


#11

I think there definitely is a connection between those deeds. They’re both about tearing somebody down, though obviously they’re different extremes.


#12

I didn’t read closely enough to notice that anger was lumped in with murder, so I was surprised to see that choice so high in the responses. I think murder is much more extreme than anger. I’ve been angry many times, but never so tempted to murder someone that I had to talk myself down from committing it.


#13

Hoosier, Jesus made the link between anger and murder, for murder is an extreme expression of anger. They are one sinful state of mind, only murder is a much more intense version of what most people feel.


#14

Enjoying the whole container of double churned ice cream,instead of stopping with
just one bowl.:wink: So, yeah, guess that would fall under the old term of gluttony.


#15

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