RORATE CÆLI: The hardest mortification: that of one’s own judgment

St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales

RORATE CÆLI: The hardest mortification: that of one’s own judgment.

An article by St. Francis de Sales that plays into the conversations that have been taking place on my friend Jessica’s website: All Along the Watchtower. This shows the difficulty in changing peoples minds and judgment on things.

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21 thoughts on “RORATE CÆLI: The hardest mortification: that of one’s own judgment

  1. At times I find myself like the man who said “Sir, I beg of you to tell me a little about such a thing; for I have no judgment to understand it” whenever I go to Aquinas or some other Doctor of the Church for answers.

    I was once a skeptical person until I carried it to a logical point one day, that whether I should not be skeptical of my own judgment. It’s easy to be wary of others, and harder to be wary of oneself, but through introspection one can find himself to be just as problematic.

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    • It is of course a common problem that converts like myself experienced in the beginning. The ones who don’t give up actually go out of their way to seek the answers as to where they could have gone wrong in their thinking. After several hundred experiences like that, we come to trust the Church, find that She has the hope for our future: containing the Truth our darkened intellect had distorted to our own destruction. I no longer can doubt the Church as She has passed the test and She has the Words of Eternal Life.

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