Loving What You Hate: Day Twenty, Forty Days of Prayer

 

For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Rom. 7:15 ESV

Our sin lies in nothing else but in loving what you hate and hating what you love. I confess, eternal God, that I have constantly loved what you hate and hated what you loved. But today, I cry out in the presence of your mercy: grant that I may follow your truth with a simple heart; give me the deep well and fire of charity; give me a continual hunger to endure pains and torments for you. Eternal Father, give my eyes a fountain of tears with which to draw your mercy down over all the world, and especially your bride.

~~St. Catherine of Siena

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