Monday, July 27, 2009

Quote for a Monday

Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.

– St. Philip Neri

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1 comment:

Warren said...

That IS encouraging.

I find I need to tell myself to stop spending time contemplating sins which God has already forgiven. Instead, I can say, I am forgiven, thank you Lord, please give me the grace to never again be distanced in any way from you.