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83. The Subject of Original Sin

1. Sin is in the soul, not the body; hence original sin isin the soul. The defects, weaknesses, and tendencies of the fleshwhich come from original sin are punishments, not guilt. Whenactual sin occurs because of bodily tendencies, it is reallycommitted by man through his will. The flesh of itself does notsin, nor has it the guilt of sin.

2. Original sin primarily affects the very nature of man.It is in the essence of the soul rather than in the powers of thesoul.

3. Through the soul's essence original sin infects thesoul's powers. It strikes first at the will. The will is theseat of appetency, and it is the source of man's firstinclination to sin.

4. In the subordinate powers, the infection of originalsin is most apparent in the generative power, the appetites, andthe sense of touch.

"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."
St Philip Neri

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"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God."
St Philip Neri

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