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There is one thing we need never be afraid of, namely, that the devil will ever tempt us to be humble. He may delude us in the practice of other virtues; indiscreet zeal, for instance, or the desire to devote our time solely to prayer.
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How many wish to belong entirely to Jesus without reserve or restriction? Most want to serve two masters, to be under two standards. A union of wordliness and devotion; a perpetual succession of sins and repentance; something given to grace, more to nature; fervour and tepidity by turns.
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Don’t be stingy in giving praise, particularly with the young.
If in a community there is some sister not as edifying as she might be, but who after a retreat makes an effort to rise, be ever the one to encourage and to hold out a helping hand.
We all feel it sometimes – pangs of jealousy or envy when we witness others succeed while we feel we are stuck left behind. Whether it is resentment that builds from watching a co-worker score a new position you have been vying for, or feelings of envy for someone who has a family or relationship situation you desire, these feelings are common and you are not alone. 115 more words