The More the Devil Prompts Us to Give Our Virtues up, the More We Must Increase Their Number

If we wish to hunt these temptations away, we must, as St. Anthony tells us, make use of the same weapons. When we are tempted by pride, we must immediately humble and abase ourselves before God. If we are tempted against the holy virtue of purity, we must try to mortify our bodies and all our senses and to be ever more vigilant of ourselves. If our temptation consists in a distaste for prayers, we must say even more prayers, with greater attention, and the more the Devil prompts us to give them up, the more we must increase their number.

(from the Book “The Sermons of The Cure of Ars”, TAN Books 2013, Page 120)

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