How to Resist Temptation

How to Resist Temptation

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Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
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Pages: 146
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One can argue that there has never been so much temptation in the world as there is now. Satan reaches out in so many different ways. How can we overcome such a persistent assault? First, we must learn how to fight. The event of temptation is where spiritual warfare takes place. In this book, Fr. Remler supplies you with the armor and weaponry to effectively engage in spiritual battle.

Many people see temptation as a danger that will cause you to fall backwards in the spiritual life.   But there’s a flip side to that coin. As Fr. Remler illustrates, temptation also gives you a tremendous opportunity to earn heavenly merit. It’s how you become a saint. It’s how you can show God that you are willing to fight for Him instead of giving yourself over to poisoned pleasures.

There are a great many lessons in this book including answers to questions such as:

  • How do you avoid occasions of sin?
  • What is delectation and how does it relate to sin?
  • How do you recognize the elements of temptation?
  • How do you distinguish between willful and unwillful temptations?

Let Fr. Remler gives you the tools so that when temptations begin to assail your soul, you'll be ready. How to Resist Temptation is essential reading for every serious Catholic.

"Temptations, therefore, are meant to reveal whether the love that a soul claims to have for God is genuine and true, and not mere hollow sham and vain pretense. They are the avid test of the spiritual life."

"It must be borne in mind that penance is done not only by chastising ourselves for sins committed, but also by denying ourselves and refusing to grant to the passions what they crave by the commission of new sins."

"Far more necessary than fasting from food and drink is the practice of perfect patience with his neighbor, the refraining from saying and doing unkind things, fidelity to his prayers and the duties of his state of life, and in the matter of holy purity, the resolute avoidance of every form of dangerous amusement."

"Firmness of will, then, is very necessary, but it is not enough. It is also necessary that you try to remain calm, self-controlled, composed in mind and body. Above all, guard against making use of nervous outward actions and gestures for the purpose of manifesting your interior resistance."

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