Don't be ashamed to flee from temptation, Pope says
CWN - 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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($25,124 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!