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Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition


The Great Value of Withstanding Temptations


Fire tempers iron and temptation steels the just.  Often, we do not know what we can stand, but temptation shows us what we are.  Above all, we must be especially alert against the beginnings of temptation, for the enemy is more easily conquered if he is refused admittance to the mind and is met beyond the threshold when he knocks.


Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis; Book I, Ch. 13.

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What we hold

Striving for Complete Trust in God

If our doctor tells us to take a cancer-screening test and we are even slightly anxious that the test results might show we have cancer, then we don’t trust enough in God, that whatever the test’s result, it is for our good.


Cf., Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Section: How to make a good choice, Second Way, Fourth Rule.

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