Lesson 299: 2nd Grade: Lesson 23: Cardinal Sins
In this 2nd Grade lesson, we learn of the Cardinal Sins.
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What is a sin?
Sin separates us from God. Sin is what happens when we start to do what we want, rather than what God wants.
The Seven Cardinal Sins
Cardinal sins are the root of all sin. These feelings and actions led to serious sins. The seven cardinal sins are:
- Anger (Wrath)
These sins are like a PALE GAS that creep unnoticed into people’s lives and cause bad things. So we have to notice these habits of sin.
- Pride: Pride is almost always listed first, because it was the first sin. Adam and Eve wanted to know as much as God. That is pride. Pride means loving ourselves so much that we think we don’t need God.
- Anger/Wrath: Wrath is a lot of anger. Serious anger can lead to violence. It is often unforgiving and seeking revenge.
- Lust: God created men and women differently. Lust is when we use someone else to make ourselves feel good. Lust wants pleasure instead of love.
- Envy: Envy is wanting what other people have. It is jealous and greedy. It leads to wishing bad things for other people. It can lead to stealing or other sins.
- Gluttony: Gluttony is overindulging in food, drink, wealth or being very wasteful. A person who always wants more and more doesn’t recognize the needs of those around them. They focus only on what they want, whether it’s food, money or something else. It’s being so interested in our own body that we we forget about our soul.
- Avarice: Avarice is a big word for greed. It means collecting “stuff” and never having enough. Sometimes, our greed makes us want something so much, that we don’t care who we hurt to get it.
- Sloth: This word doesn’t sound good. That’s because it isn’t good. It means laziness. Sometimes we are lazy about smaller things. Mom said, “Pick up your room,” and you don’t want to. This laziness can lead to neglecting important things. It can lead to being disrespectful to your parents. It can lead to being disrespectful to God. Sloth can mean not praying or not doing good things because we are lazy.
As you can see, the biggest problem with sin is that it can lead to more sins. That is why we are learning about these 7 sins. These are things that lead to other sins.
Memorize these seven sins. Remember PALE GAS.
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