Gluttony

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The Seven Deadly Sins is a collection of vices that achieved infamy because they are sins that directly give rise to ALL other sins. They are classified as “deadly” because these sins are abuses or excessive versions of natural human needs and passions.

The 7 Deadly Sins have been an important moral lesson throughout history, such as in Dante’s Inferno, where sinners are grouped and punished in Purgatory according to their sins. Even today, priests and preachers use the concept of the “deadly” sins to help people curb their inclinations before dire consequences and other misdeeds can occur.

This sin is usually attributed to the overindulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. The word gluttony derives from the Latin “gluttire” meaning “to gulp down or swallow.” Our OHM GLUTTONY bead has a large open mouth, eager to devour with abandon, and also sags with pendulous, overfed flesh. Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote that there are many forms of gluttony: eating too expensively, eating too often, eating too much when others have too little. Eating should be pleasurable and culinary art, but it becomes a deadly sin when we “Live to eat, instead of eating to live.”


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