This past Sunday our "Devotion and Discussion" group took a field trip to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, who were our gracious hosts for Evening Prayer, supper and a lively discussion of the wisdom of St. Francis de Sales on the topics of sin and temptation.
A brief selection from our readings this week:
"We must not be disturbed at the sight of our imperfections, for our imperfection consists in fighting against them. . . Our victory consists not in being unconscious of them but in refusing to consent to them. . . . It is absolutely necessary for the exercise of our humility that we should sometimes suffer wounds in this spiritual warfare. It is a happy thought for us that we should shall always be victorious, provided that we are willing to fight."