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Don't be ashamed to flee from temptation, Pope says

Catholic World News - July 02, 2013

Christians should learn to escape from temptations immediately, without looking back and without giving way to nostalgia for past failings, Pope Francis said in his homily at a weekday Mass on July 2.

Commenting on Lot’s reluctant departure from the doomed city of Sodom, the Pope remarked that Lot showed “an inability to detach himself from evil and sin.” Even after leaving the city, he felt the temptation to look back, the Pontiff added.

"It’s so hard to cut ties with a sinful situation,” the Pope continued. But it is necessary. He cited the advice of St. Therese of Lisieux, who said that sometimes the best solution to temptation is to flee, and not be ashamed of that flight.

Faithful Christians know their own weakness, and rely on Christ’s saving grace rather than their own strength, the Pope said. “We are weak, but we must be courageous in our weakness.”

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