Monday, August 23, 2010

Perfect & Imperfect

There are two types of contrition:

- Perfect: out of love of God;

- Imperfect: out of fear of Hell.

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven, and the pains of Hell; but most of all because I love Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen."

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