The focus of this session is on the 7 Deadly Sins, a good way to prepare for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation during Lent.
Identify each of the 7 Deadly Sins and their brief definitions (see chart below).
Download or otherwise acquire versions of each of the following songs and play about 60 seconds of each song, one at a time, inviting the young people to guess which of the 7 Deadly Sins the song represents.
Discuss each of the 7 Deadly (Capital) Sins using the story of the Prodigal Son.
|Pride – excessive focus on self||Gluttony – excessive desire for food and drink|
|Envy – resentment of others
Hilary Duff: Who’s That Girl?
|Lust – sexual desires that disrespect the dignity of others|
|Anger – uncontrolled hatred, acting without thinking
Nickelback: Just For
|Sloth – lack of hope in God’s goodness
Reliant K: Apathetic Way to Be
|Avarice – excessive desire for wealth and abundance|
Thank you for sharing! This was a very successful lesson for my middle school students!
So glad to hear that Jami!