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Gluttony


If you find yourself in a state of sin, simply cultivate the opposite.



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Gluttony



Gluttony, similar to lust, is a lack of self-control. While we often consider gluttony to be related to overeating, one can be a glutton of any substance. Overuse of drugs and alcohol are in this category. Interestingly, gluttony is also related to greed in that it comes from a place of lack. We overconsume to compensate for our perception of not having enough in some area. When related to drugs and alcohol, gluttony literally takes us out of our clear mind, out of our self-control, which simply separates us from God.



The opposite of gluttony is temperance. One can cultivate temperance by practicing self-control and fasting. On a deeper level, trusting that all is well and trusting in the abundance of God can remove the desire to hoard food or escape from reality into drugs.





The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Virtues

1. Pride

2. Greed

3. Lust

4. Envy

7. Sloth





 

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