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Struggle shows that we are in the battle


Enjoying reading the new edition of the Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, 2009, Vol 2, No. 1.   From an article by Gerald L. Sittser, “The Battle Without and Within: The Psychology of Sin and Salvation in the Desert Fathers and Mothers,” p48

In the end, struggle implies that we are engaged with rather surrendered to the enemy.   When Abba Cyrun of Alexandria was asked about the temptation of lust, he replied, “If you are not tempted, you have no hope; if you are not tempted, it is because you are used to sinning.”

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