Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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2013 August 15 - Overcoming Temptation

Divine grace is, indeed, the aid that is to help us overcome temptation; but we should not ask for it. “Watch and pray….” In the prayer that Christ taught us, He makes us beg our Heavenly Father to “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Let us repeat that prayer often, since Jesus willed to put it on our lips. Let us repeat it, relying upon the merits of the Passion of our Savior. (page 239)

Christ, the Life of the Soul
by Blessed Columba Marmion