Sunday, December 02, 2007

Daily with De Sales: 12/2/07

The presence of venial sins does not actually deprive charity of its strength, but only keeps it bound as if it were a slave...giving us a love for creatures that deprives us of a closer communication with God. In a word, this attachment to venial sin makes us lose interior help and assistance which are the vital life-blood of the soul. Lack of this produces a certain paralysis that eventually leads to mortal sin.
-- T.L.G. Book 4, Ch. 2; O. IV, pp. 220-221

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