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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."

"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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"To do God's will -- this was the goal upon which the saints constantly fixed their gaze. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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