Seven Contrary Virtues. Humility Generosity Kindness Chastity Patience Temperance Diligence

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Seven Contrary Virtues Slide 2 Humility Generosity Kindness Chastity Patience Temperance Diligence Slide 3 Seven Contrary Virtues Practicing these virtues is supposed to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins (or negative thought and action). Slide 4 virtue The word virtue can be replaced with the phrase positive thought and action Seven Contrary Virtues Slide 5 The Virtues 1-7 humility generosity kindness chastity patience temperance diligence Slide 6 1. Humility Slide 7 Humility Humility is the virtue that counters pride or vanity. As pride leads to other sins, true humility clears a path for goodness. Slide 8 Humility The virtue of humility is about modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. This includes praising others and not seeking praise in return. Slide 9 2. Generosity Slide 10 Generosity Generosity is the virtue that is counter to greed, which is the sin of insatiable desire for earthly goods. Slide 11 Generosity The virtue of generosity is focused not merely on the appropriate concern regarding one's earthly goods, but also on generosity and a willingness to give, freely and without request for recognition or praise. Slide 12 3. Chastity Slide 13 Chastity is the counter- virtue to the sin of lust. Slide 14 3. Chastity Chastity embraces moral wholesomeness and purity, and in both thought and action treats the gift of sexuality with due reverence and respect. This includes modest dress, speech and actions. Slide 15 4. Patience Slide 16 Patience is the virtue that counters the sin of unjust anger, also called wrath or rage. Slide 17 4. Patience The virtue of patience focuses on seeking appropriate resolution to conflicts, and on the ability to forgive and show mercy. Slide 18 5. Temperance Slide 19 The virtue of temperance counters the sin of gluttony. To be gluttonous is to overindulge. Slide 20 5. Temperance On the opposite hand, the virtue of temperance is centered on self-control and moderation. This includes consistently choosing foods/drinks that promote health, both mental and physical. Slide 21 6. Kindness Slide 22 Kindness, or love for one's neighbor, is the virtue which counters the sin of envy. Slide 23 6. Kindness Kindness is manifested in the unprejudiced, compassionate and charitable concern for others. Slide 24 7. Diligence Slide 25 Diligence, or persistence, is the virtue which counters the sin of sloth. Slide 26 7. Diligence Diligence manifests the appropriately zealous attitudes toward living, cooperation to complete tasks, and commitment to fulfill ones obligations. This includes exerting effort, seeing a task through to the end, and honoring ones duties, paid or unpaid. Slide 27 End of Presentation 7 Contrary Virtues