FRAILTY OF HUMAN NATURE:
CHRIST TELLS US…
My CHILD, all human beings are WEAK. Do not think you are stronger than others. Circumstances do not create the weakness of a man. They simply draw it out and show what he really is. You must be convinced of this fact. Your will is weak and your blind human desires are STRONG.
It should not be too hard for you to admit your frailty. See how often you are troubled by a small matter. At times you promise to become a better person. Then along comes a small temptation and away goes your promise. Just when you think you are safe, when you least expect it you find yourself pushed over by a slight temptation. Even when you do not give full consent to it, your feelings and desires confuse you. Hateful imaginations rush in on you and refuse to leave.
Before you become serious about SELF-PERFECTION, you must be convinced of its NECESSITY. See how weak you are! You often tend to what is wrong. You CONFESS your sins today and tomorrow you commit the SAME FAULTS AGAIN. It is only right, then, that you should HUMBLE YOURSELF and refuse to think TOO HIGHLY of yourself.
You are more inclined to go backward than forward. You do not remain in the same state of mind for any length of time. Your MOODS and ATTITUDES CHANGE with the changing hours of the day. IF ONLY YOU WOULD TURN TO ME! I could HELP you RISE ABOVE these changing moods. Let your heart TURN TO ME and FIND ITS REST IN ME.
– MY DAILY BREAD (1954) CONFRATERNITY OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD