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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.

"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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

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