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37. Discord

1. Discord or dissension is a conflict of wills to theoffense of charity and the destruction of peace. Being contrary tocharity, it is sinful.

2. Discord arises from vainglory which makes a man clinginordinately to his own will, and leads him to despise the way andthe opinions of others. Hence, discord is rightly known as"the daughter of vainglory."

"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
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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"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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