Choose a topic from Part 2B:

41. Strife or Quarreling

1. Strife or quarreling means fighting among individuals,even as war means fighting among peoples or nations. Strife comesfrom inordinate or perverse wills. It is therefore contrary toreason; it is a sin; it can be a mortal sin.

2. Strife, as here understood, is not a mere affair ofwords as contention is; it includes deeds intended to hurt or harmanother. Strife is rightly called "the daughter ofanger."

"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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