None shall be crowned who has not fought well.
------- 2 Tim. 2: 5
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CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
IN THE EXAMINATION of conscience, consider three things:
1. The faults committed on the particular day.
With regard to the faults committed each day, recall the
recommendations of Chapter Twenty-Six, which treats of the mode of
behavior to be adopted by one who has fallen into sin. It goes without
saying that you must strive with the greatest caution and
circumspection to avoid the occasions of these faults. And as to the
amendment of these faults and the acquisition of the requisite virtues,
you must fortify your will by a firm confidence in God, Who will aid
you in remedying the evil habits.
As to your thanksgiving for the gifts and favors which the Lord has bestowed upon you in the course of the day, humbly acknowledge Him to be the author of all good, and your protector against myriad unseen foes. Thank Him for having inspired you with good thoughts and for having given you the opportunities of practicing virtue. And finally, thank Him for all His unknown gifts of which you will never know.