What is difficult about learning - any kind of learning - is that you have to give up what you know already to make room for the new ideas. Children are much better at it than grownups.
If envy was not such a tearing thing to feel it would be the most comic of sins. It is usually, if not always, based on a complete misunderstanding of another person's situation.
It used to irritate a friend of mine that when he went to confession he never got the chance to tell the priest the good things he had done.
What I like about gluttony, a bishop I knew used to say, is that it doesnt hurt anyone else.
resisting life, he finds that the Self is more than his own being; it includes the whole universe.
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