Saturday, October 10, 2009

Resisting Temptation

I wish I was able to resist temptation better than I do at this time. I usually fall when I become overconfident and or prideful. I have a copy of the Rule of St. Benedict and a copy of The Jerusalem Community Rule of Life tucked into my bible cover. I need to read them more often, especially the sections on Humility. All I know to do when I fail to resist temptation, is to pray, pray, and then pray. I try to think back and remember when I entered into the occasion of sin, so that I will be able to try to avoid it, during my next bout with temptation. One thing I am certain of, is that my sinful behavior is my own problem, I can not transfer it, or blame someone else for it. My sinful behavior is usually caused by my selfishness and immaturity. I own it, no way to sugar coat it.

Pray for me.

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