I am sort of sad that our "Our Favorite Monsters" series is finished. It was a fun lighthearted study that addressed some very serious issues. It was also one of those studies that spoke to me personally on several levels. I think that the sins we were discussing are universal. Everyone struggles with pride and being nice to people and envy and greed and lust and apathy. That is what makes them so dangerous. But while studying to teach about them I had to take some serious looks at my own life and examine how I was dealing with those monsters.
I think that always makes for a good lesson. Anytime I can work through some of my own issues I can better present the struggle to the students.