Fear nothing, fly and abhor nothing as much as your vices and sins, which ought to displease you more than any other damage.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Imitation 14 - What to fear
The reason we flee from sin is not because God has made some arbitrary meaningless sanctions, not because it's some sort of social faux pas, but because sin is in fact a frustration of what it means to be human, a refusal to realise the end for which God created us, which is radical love. When we sin, it's a bit like eating spiritual cardboard, something bland, artificial, and no good for us!