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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.

"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
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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"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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