Monday, March 14, 2011

Deep Thoughts–“Harden Not You Hearts”

Saint_Bernard_of_ClairvauxFor a Christian, our struggles and imperfections give us even greater depth of soul and fervor for the Lord, because we have worked so hard to seek the Lord despite that which corrupts us.  The Lord cannot remove the desire to sin.  He cannot remove temptations so that sin is impossible.  Because we have chosen these afflictions for ourselves.  Removing temptation would remove all that there is, because the heart of man can turn any substance into a vice.

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