In order to attack our sin at the root, to make a serious effort to eradicate all mortal and willed venial sin (remember to be a sin, we must willfully consent to it), we must ponder deeply on how much of an offense it is to our dear God. Let us hear from our wise teacher Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene on sin: “If we wish to have a better understanding of…sin, we must consider its disastrous effects. One single sin instantly changed Lucifer, the angel of light, into an angel of darkness, and into the eternal enemy of God. A single sin deprived Adam and Eve of the state of Grace and friendship with God, taking away all their supernatural gifts and condemning them to death together with the rest of mankind. One single sin was enough to make an abyss between God and man, to deprive the whole human race of any possibility of union with God.
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