Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brandy and Cloth

We must bear in mind that our soul is wrapped up in weak flesh, as in a cloth, not moistened with brandy, but with something a thousand times more inflammable -- with the passion of lust. If we bring our soul too near the fire of sinful occasions, it will immediately take fire. The very presence, the very sight, of that person for whom passion is felt, has a fascinating power. A moment's conversation, a single word, a look, a gesture, casts a spark of impure fire into the innocent soul; and that fire is soon fanned into a fierce flame that may never be extinguished.

A Sinner's Return To God, Fr. Michael Mueller, p.13. TAN

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