During combat fear not

We must not, however, desire temptations, despite the great advantages to be drawn from them; for they are actual incitements to evil and consequently a danger to our souls. Rather we must implore of God to preserve us from them, particularly from those to which He foresees we should succumb. Nevertheless…we should be resigned to endure temptation, if such be God’s good pleasure; but at the same time we should be resolved to overcome it. Then, without ever losing courage, we should put our trust in God, abandon ourselves to His sweet Providence, and fear nothing. Let us pray, let us struggle; and, since it is He who exposes us to the combat, He will never forsake us or permit us to fall. –Abbot Vitalis Lehodey “Holy Abandonment’



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