Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher of the Pontifical Household, says the following about realizing intentions for good: “Once he discovered this secret, St. Augustine, who until then had struggled in vain to be chaste, changed his methods; rather than struggling with his body he began to struggle with God. He said: "O God, you command me to be chaste; well then, give me what you command and command me what you will!" In other words, intentions minus grace never got Augustine anywhere, but with grace, he got everywhere and he got there fast.

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  1. Wonderfully put!

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