Thought of the Day May 26, 2017

By 9:28 AM

"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) We are called to grow in virtue, to become perfected. The best way to overcome a particular temptation, which seeks to draw us away from God is to do the opposite of that
temptation. If one struggles with impatience, the remedy is to consciously choose to pray for that person who aggravates me in love. We can pray for patience but it comes from exercising to be patient that begins to make the difference.


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