Well, sort of. It took him awhile to get around to it (when I asked him for help), but I technically guessed what he was talking about. I'm going to do a seven-week series on the seven deadly sins, which are Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath. I'll do them as listed, so this week's topic is envy.
Envy is a relatively easy term to understand. It basically means "jealousy", but with another connotation. (I'll confess: I'm getting most of this from Wikipedia. All hail online encyclopedias!) When one is envious, he or she may have self-esteem issues, which causes him or her to have envy for the thing they think that they lack.
That was a confusing sentence... let me try again with an example. Say I am envious of Reogan's ability to write as much as he does. Which I sort of am, by the way--but not exactly! I am jealous of his writing ability, not envious. If I was envious, I would feel inferior about my own writing. Which I don't.
So why would this be considered a "deadly sin"? Well, when you are envious of something, you don't want the other person to have what you envy. In the Catholic Church, this is a big no-no. Thus, this sin is worse than any other sins that they would consider "minor."
Why do you think envy is a deadly sin? For that matter, do you think envy is a deadly sin?