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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.

"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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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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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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