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38. Contention

1. Contention is discord that finds expression in words.It is bickering, unreasonable arguing, without regard to charity,and often without regard to truth. Contention is sinful, and it ispossible for it to be mortally sinful.

2. Contention, like discord, is a daughter of vainglory.For the contentious man clings pridefully to his own way and hisown opinion, arguing stubbornly even in the face of evidence andthe manifestation of truth.

"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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"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri

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