(which are the opposite of "virtues" Ah-ha, Theme Naming! In alphabetical order, here are the big seven, along with a couple examples of tropes embodying each (keep in mind that there are plenty of tropes that reference them, but including them all would make this entry nigh-unreadable): role somewhat explaining why Lust is often embodied by beautiful women).
Instead, it had Vainglory/Deceitful Boasting as the eighth, separate from Pride.
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
REFUSING TO FAIL When it comes to training, failing is succeeding.
Going into the gym to pump and run is a short-term, half-hearted approach.
It’s not too threatening to engage in silent confession when the liturgy calls us to do so in the weekend service, but when it comes to times of confession in small-group settings, we often settle for less-indicting statements like “I’m struggling with . .” Even then, we have the gnawing sense that our vague, toothless non-confessions aren’t fulfilling the exhortation of James , “Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed.” Our failure to engage in the corporate dimension of confession stems from at least three possible sources.
The first is a disconnect between our so-called public and private lives. Failure to confess sin to others is, in essence, a failure of integrity.
Advice: If your training consists of high-volume sets and reps, train legs once per week.