Daily Reflections of Saint Padre Pio: On Defects

“Nosiness (curiosity) is a defect that destroys charity, makes us lose peace, and has sad consequences. As the Apostle Paul said: “I resolve to know nothing except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” (cfr.1 Cor. 2:2)
“Hypocrisy is the greatest evil of our time. It exists in all levels of our society, in high places and in low places.”
“To doubt is the greatest insult to the Divinity.”
“Pride is the moth of the soul who aims at perfection. The saints have also called it the wood-worm of godliness.”
“Blasphemy calls down malediction on your home; and it destroys even the ashes in the fireplace.” “Blasphemy is the surest way to go to hell.”
Resentment: “Don’t judge by appearances. Inconsistency between acts and words indicates mere human fragility.”
 Gossiping nauseates me. We have so many defects ourselves; why do we want criticize our brothers?
 Procrastination: “Make hay while the sun shines.” “Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
“Sadness is of no use to anyone.”
“Don’t philosophize on your defects.”
“Fear is an evil worse than evil itself.”
“Vainglory is the woodworm of holiness.”
“Self-esteem is more malicious that pride.”
“If I was reborn, I would become a Capuchin again, but not a priest.”

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