Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Do not be slow to resist temptation...

"This is how temptation is: first we have a thought, followed by strong imaginings, then the pleasure and evil emotions, and finally consent.  This is how the enemy gains full admittance, because he was not resisted at the outset.  The slower we are to resist, the weaker we daily become and the stronger the enemy is against us."

Imitation of Christ, Book One, Chapter Thirteen