“Would you be free of passion and pride, there is power in the blood.” – Lewis E Jones. Lyrics to an Old Christian Folk Hymn.
It seems like the seven deadly sins have gone out of “fashion.” Yet, once, in the consciousness of Christians, they were our deadliest foes.
In the early days of the Church, when Christianity was sanctioned and given status by the Romans, there were those who longed for a more “pure” version of the Christian life. Such individuals left home and hearth to go out into the desert and find something more.