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54. Negligence

1. Negligence is a lack of due care, a culpable absence ofsolicitude, in meeting or performing the practical duties oflife.

2. Solicitude or proper carefulness is allied to prudence.Hence, a sin against solicitude is a sin against prudence.

3. Although negligence is often a venial sin, it ispossible that it may be a mortal sin; this is the case on twooccasions: (a) when negligence is concerned with somethingnecessary to salvation, and (b) when negligence is a completeremissness about the things of God.

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

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"God has no need of men."
St Philip Neri

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"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."
St Nicholas Flue

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