Friday, November 26, 2004

(Mortification is good, but...)

"I believe the devil has something to do with this:
knowing how much harm we can do him by living,
he tempts us to be indiscreet in our penances
and so to ruin our health,
which is a matter of no small moment to him."

From The Way of Perfection, Chapter 19
by St. Teresa of Avila