# 492
Mortal Sin Plunges the Soul into Darkness

Jesus said, "Oh precious one, why do My children seek darkness? In My Light they can see Me and experience Me. I live in each soul who remains in a state of grace. Mortal sin plunges the soul into darkness. Look up the seven capital sins and write about them. Explain them to My children." [Following this message is a brief description and list of the seven capital sins.] "My children have forgotten about My Commandments and what sins cause death of their soul." Note: A dictionary of Catholic terminology describes the capital sins are those sins to which man's fallen nature is mainly inclined and that are, as a result, the source of all other human failings. The name "capital" does not mean that they are necessarily grave sins. They are called "capital" because they engender other sins, other vices. They are leading tendencies toward sin and are seven in number: pride, avarice, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth. The seven capital virtues that are contrary to the seven capital sins are: humility (pride), liberality (avarice), chastity (lust), meekness (anger), temperance (gluttony), brotherly love (envy) and diligence (sloth).