Post by Eric Gajewski on Apr 30, 2018 21:14:43 GMT
TRADCATKNIGHT: The Constant Struggle by the Priests of the Congregation of St. Paul, 1893
Wage a constant warfare against your evil passions; for sin is the only thing that can deprive you of the joy which you now have. But you will say, " It is hard to be always striving." I answer, that the victorious in any contest do not notice the labor which their triumph costs. Defeat is what makes warfare painful. For your consolation, remember that you have only to be resolute and arm yourself with God's grace, which is given most abundantly, and defeat is impossible. God has provided help for you in all possible difficulties. He will not abandon you unless you throw down your arms. You have already gained much in obtaining God's friendship. Your hardest fight was when you were doing penance to get this friendship. What a pity it would be to throw away what has cost you so much labor!