Last night, at church class, I asked our local priest
what to do when struggling with despair.
He said some really comforting things....
Pray that you will not be filled with despair.
Think of how I am with Christ and that
Christ provides the grace for me.
Christ gives the grace I need.
St Mary of Egypt remembered her sins as she progressed
and at the same time grew in Christ...
That one must love oneself as Christ loves,
know that we are loved while yet we are sinners
the only thing the devil cannot do is love,
[we must not hate ourselves this way].