Tuesday, April 4th

A love of pleasure, and attachment to it, usually fires the will toward enjoyment of things that give pleasure.  A more intense enkindling of another, better love (love of the soul’s Bridegroom) is necessary for the vanquishing of the appetites and the denial of this pleasure.  By finding satisfaction and strength in this love, it will have the courage and constancy to readily deny all other appetites.

-St. John of the Cross