Turning away from sin

Yesterday's Reflection in Bible Alive was significant for me; it talked about sticking to the straight path, but gave hope for those normal people who find it difficult. In particular the quote from St John Chrysostom was instructive:

"Thus we will always be inclined to stray from the path of love; day by day we will make wrong choices. Yet even to speak of ‘straying from the path’ is to show that we seek the path and discern the direction it leads. To be a disciple of Christ is not a guarantee of always remaining on the path; rather it is a commitment – a promise – to stay as near to the path as the will allows, and to struggle back onto the path after straying. This is as much as we can undertake in our own strength; through the grace of God we hope that over the years our journey will become straighter."
I found that thought heartening . . .
p.s. Today's Reflection is good as well, giving an interpretation of the Beatitudes. C
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