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Sister Susan Marie

Chatting about: Overcoming Temptation Through God’s Faithfulness

Sister Susan Marie (Moderator): What do you think of the opening illustration? What point is it trying to prove? Think about its extreme circumstance. You might think that it puts someone in the position of having no choice but to give into temptation, but what is the important point that we gain from the story? […]

God’s Faithfulness

Only God can give us the strength to abhor and overcome temptation     Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part IV, Chapter 4 “Two Striking Illustrations of the Same.“ from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis reminds us that we avoid temptation only by the strength of […]

Chatting about: Temptations

  VisitationSiste: Questions to Ponder: Why does St. Francis spend so much time talking about the importance of not taking pleasure in temptation? Do we all have different temptations, or the same ones? Are temptations at least in part culturally conditioned? For example, in America we might be more tempted toward being busy, or toward […]