The ego is fed and coddled by our society as if it were an endangered species. Vanity is not considered to be a vice, but a harmless social instinct. Don’t be decieved. Vanity is the runt child of pride and ought to be treated as a vicious parasite.
A man would be wiser to leave cancer untreated than sin unmortified. The worst that cancer can do is take a man to his grave. The worst that sin can do is lead him across the threshold of Hell. Cancer is a physical illness that destroys the life of the body. Sin is a spiritual illness that corrupts and disintegrates the life of the soul.