When I was out of the seminary the last time, my sister-in-law set me up on a date with a young woman who was Catholic (although wasn’t practicing at the time) and very nice. We met up for coffee on our first date and hit it off really well. That led to a second date for dinner. She knew that I had been in the seminary twice. So, at dinner, she asked me questions about the Church the whole time…through dinner, through dessert, and even after that. I was thinking, ‘yeah, I like talking about this stuff, but come on, lady, this is a date!’ The classic line of the night was what she said at the end, “wow, I thought you wanted to be a priest because you’re a nice guy. I didn’t know you were so religious”. Hmmm…check, please!
And, the seven deadly sins: pride (selfishness…one definition of sin is “me first”), anger, lust, envy, greed, sloth (laziness), and gluttony (overeating/overdrinking).