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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.

"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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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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"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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