Almost all of us in the Church have suffered or currently suffer from some sort of an addiction. It may be a drug, porn, gossiping, cursing, procrastination, or something else but the point of the matter is we are all battling our own vices. We might be going to Confession and telling the Priest our sins yet we feel that we are not making improvements because we fall three days later into our old ways of life. It is very easy to listen to the Devil and to shake your head in approval as he tells you that you will never overcome this vice(s). However, success in the spiritual life requires discipline. Yes, we need to pray because without Christ we can do nothing however we need to cooperate with the assistance God gives us.
Do not give up so easily. Think about it this way. You have only two choices when it comes to your vices.
1.) You succeed in conquering them and you save your soul.
2.) You fail and you go to hell.
We need to be very blunt with ourselves when it comes to these matters.
We need to will ourselves to victory because such a wonderful outcome does not come with hopeful thinking.
Will victory and it shall be yours!
29 November 2015
First Sunday of Advent
Semidouble I Class