Friday, June 22, 2018
The best counterbalance to evil
163. "Along this journey, the cultivation of all that is good, progress in the spiritual life and growth in love are the best counterbalance to evil. Those who choose to remain neutral, who are satisfied with little, who renounce the ideal of giving themselves generously to the Lord, will never hold out...."
164. The path of holiness is a source of peace and joy, given to us by the Spirit. At the same time, it demands that we keep 'our lamps lit'(Lk 12:35) and be attentive... Those who think they commit no grievous sins against God's law can fall into a state of dull lethargy. Since they see nothing serious to reproach themselves with, they fail to realize that their spiritual life has gradually turned lukewarm. They end up weakened and corrupted."