Choose a topic from Part 2B:

126. Insensibility to Fear

1. If a man, from lack of love, or from pride, should bewholly without fear in any circumstance, he would be guilty of anevil. Such insensibility is in conflict with reason. If, however,insensibility comes merely from dullness of mind, which is not aman's own fault, it is not a sinful insensibility.

2. Insensibility to fear is opposed to fortitude. Thevirtue of fortitude regulates or moderates fear, so that a manfaces grave danger in spite of it. But insensibility is a dullness,stupidity, or pride which has no fear to regulate. Fortitude facesdangers; to insensibility, there are no dangers.

"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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