**Yet temptations, though troublesome and severe, are often useful to a man, for in them he is humbled, purified, and instructed. The saints all passed through many temptations and trials to profit by them, while those who could not resist became reprobate and fell away.**
Do WE really learn from our temptations? My priest shared with me that the more holy a person is, the more he or she is tempted by the devil. Somber words. (But I think it is true.)
**Many people try to escape temptations, only to fall more deeply. We cannot conquer simply by fleeing,**
Prayers for those who fall into addictions to escape because they cannot deal with the initial temptations than cross their path of life.