Pope Francis

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The practice of Humility - 5

Consider that there is no crime –no matter how enormous and detestable it may be– to which your nature is not inclined; no sin you may not commit.  And remember that you have been set free from such until now only through the mercy of God and the help of his grace.  As St Augustine wrote: “There is no sin in the world committed by one man which cannot be committed by another, should the hand which made man fail to sustain him.”#1
Cry wholeheartedly over such a deplorable state, and resolve firmly to include yourself among the most unworthy sinners.

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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