-- Letters 1974; O. XXI, pp. 12-19
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
There is no need to doubt that we possess faith in God, simply because we find it difficult to keep clear of sin, or find ourselves diffident or even fearing that we will not be able to resist occasions of temptation. No! Diffidence in our strength of will is not due to lack of resolve but is a true acknowledgement of our misery. The fear of being able to resist temptations is better than considering ourselves strong and secure, because all that we do not expect fro our own strength we hope to receive by means of God's grace...We must simply be on our guard and be humble so as not to fall victim to temptation.