Mortification too has gotten a bad name and is often associated with a feeling of shame. By mortification, Vincent meant for us to subject one’s passion to reason. We need only look at the Gospel of Luke to find a myriad of examples of how to do this.
We practice it through:
- renouncing one good thing in order to do a better thing
- recognising our goals and channelling our limited energies into achieving themselves
- learning to let go
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