Everyone has a predominant sin, a sin they commit the most; an arch-enemy; any one of the 7 deadly sins. And realizing that sin, naming it, and deciding to work against it can be one of the most spiritually beneficial acts you do. For instance, I cannot win the battle against lust until I admit that my predominant sin is pride. I can try, sure, but the root of the problem is that I would rather sinfully disobey than humble myself to the will of God. And that’s pride. That’s what drives my plethora of other sins.
Knowing that pride is my predominant sin helps me immensely because I know where my enemy’s keep is.
|Fighting your predominant sin naked is not required,
but not entirely condemned either.
What sin do you find yourself confessing the most? What sin is the hardest to resist? Really, honestly, think about what it is. It may seem some sins don’t fit. For instance, despair and hopelessness aren’t on the Big Seven. But it only takes a little thought to realize that despair is rooted in pride, in the thought that God isn’t as great as your doubt. So what is it? I’m asking for your anonymous answer here, because knowing what people are struggling with the most will help BadCatholic write, and because I find it helps to admit to it, even anonymously.
Once you’ve named that sin, go back and find the virtue that crushes it and practice it. God be with you. How’s that for a proactive, go-get-em kind of post? Almost too focused. Needs a good tangent to wrap it up.
How about this. If you are struggling with any sin, read this for the most singularly badass piece of inspiration ever.