You Can Trust in the Mercy of God, by Raoul Plus, S.J.

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By Raoul Plus, S.J., Catholic Exchange, Dec. 31, 2021

Raoul Plus, S.J. (1882–1958) wrote more than forty books to help Christians understand God’s love for the soul. His works stress the vital role of prayer in the spiritual life and show how you can live the truths of the faith.

Editor’s note: This article is from a chapter in Fr. Plus’s How to Pray Well. It is available from your favorite bookseller or online through Sophia Institute Press.

Detestation of Sin & Repentance

Detestation of sin is not the whole of repentance; or if it is, such repentance is fruitful only if it is accompanied by confidence in God’s mercy.

When Judas came to consider the sin he had commit­ted, he was horrified. The purse that he carried scorched him, so that he could not carry it with his fingers. Hag­gardly he wandered for a while through the sleeping city, and then went to find the high priest. “I have sinned,” he cried, “betraying innocent blood.” He had a horror of his sin. As in the case of David, “his sin was ever before him.” How is it that his repentance was abortive?

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