Seeds of Death and the Infinite Loftiness of the Eternal Goal

Read the first part of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange’s reflections on Pauline mortification.


The Consequences of Our Personal Sins

A second motive that renders mortification necessary is found in the consequences of our personal sins. St. Paul insists on this point in the Epistle to the Galatians, by noting especially the effects of sins against charity:

By charity of the spirit serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. But if you bite…

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