Whack-a-mole


#1

Does it not seem that when man seems to let go of one collective vice, he slouches towards another? It’s like whack-a-mole, only with collective sins instead of moles.


#2

Well… That gets me in hot water… I never have one vice at a time…
I have at least 5-6 at a time, Enjoy your life & make the most of it,


#3

[quote="Phil_Marinus, post:2, topic:329160"]
Well... That gets me in hot water... I never have one vice at a time...
I have at least 5-6 at a time,,,, Enjoy your life & make the most of it,

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Good luck with that. Let me know how it works out for you.


#4

[quote="Cojuanco, post:1, topic:329160"]
Does it not seem that when man seems to let go of one collective vice, he slouches towards another? It's like whack-a-mole, only with collective sins instead of moles.

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I'm sure the devil doesn't want you to be freed from sin. Here is an excerpt from St. John of the Cross' Dark Night of the Soul that I think might be relative here:[T]he devil, who, in order to disquiet and disturb the soul, at times when it is at prayer or is striving to pray, contrives to stir up these motions of impurity in its nature; and if the soul gives heed to any of these, they cause it great harm. For through fear of these not only do persons become lax in prayer––which is the aim of the devil when he begins to strive with them––but some give up prayer altogether, because they think that **these things attack them more during that exercise than apart from it, which is true, since the devil attacks them then more than at other times*, so that they may give up spiritual exercise. (Chap. 4)*So the idea here is that the better the soul does in doing God's good work (in this example, prayer), the devil strives to attack "more." Your struggle against vices causes problems for the devil. Keep fighting to overcome them and land in the arms of Christ!


#5

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