sin/pride -opposing virtue/humility -Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. Pride and vanity are competitive. If someone else’s pride really bothers you, you have a lot of pride. colour violet – punishment – broken on the wheel
sin/greed – opposing virtue/generosity -This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its “fair share” or a bit more.colour – yellow -punishment – put in cauldrons of boiling oil
sin/envy – opposing virtue/love -“Love is patient, love is kind…” Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times.colour green – punishment – put in freezing water
sin/wrath – opposing virtue/kindness -Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this.colour red – punishment – dismembered alive
sin/lust – opposing virtue/self control -Self control and self mastery prevent pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Legitimate pleasures are controlled in the same way an athlete’s muscles are: for maximum efficiency without damage. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control.colour blue – punishment smothered in fire and brimstone
sin/gluttony – opposing virtue/faith and temperance -Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others. colour orange – punishment forced to eat rats, toads and snakes
sin/sloth – opposing virtue/zeal -Zeal is the energetic response of the heart to God’s commands. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency.colour light blue – punishment thrown in snakes pit.