Thursday, April 19, 2012

Daily Thought: Praise and Temptation

It is Christ who alone breaks the curse of sin.  It is he who gives the struggle meaning--for he is the purpose and the goal of all our striving.  Therefore Augustine writes, ”Let us sing alleluias here on earth...even here amidst trials and temptations and anxiety...not in order to enjoy a life of leisure, but in order to lighten our labors.” It is by praising God in the midst of temptation that we will be freed of heaviness within our souls.

 J. Heinrich Arnold, Freedom from Sinful Thoughts, Plough Publishing House e-book edition (2007)

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