April 03, 2011 Length: 1:01
Lorenzo Scupoli on the danger of recalling sins to our memory.
Most of us have done things which, while we know them to be sinful, we nonetheless really enjoyed at the time. Lorenzo Scupoli warns us to restrain ourselves from remembering these things:
Not to accept some temptation through one sense or another is easily managed; but it is very difficult to control the imagination and memory of it, once it is accepted…The enemy can play with your soul as with a ball, tossing your attention from one memory to another, stirring up desires and passions beneath them, and so keeping you always in a passionate state. Therefore I say to you: stay awake and, above all, watch imagination and memory.
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