The apostle adds that crucifixion of the flesh is to be combined with crucifixion of the vices and concupiscences. Now our vices are all our sinful habits, while the concupiscences are our passions. We must mortify and crucify them continually if they are not to lead to sins of the flesh. A man who limits himself to bodily mortification is like the fool who builds without laying any foundation.
posted on 08/23/2007 7:59:07 PM PDT
("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
posted on 08/23/2007 8:16:06 PM PDT
(†With God all things are possible.†)
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