They object , Fornication is not contrary to charity ; therefore it is not a sin . For
thus these points are argued by Augustine , Tom . 9 , De decem chord . cap . 10 ,
When I go to a harlot , to whom do I do what I am unwilling to suffer ? How do I ...
... the injury done to those who hear and take up those reports of evil speakers :
For by these means , charity towards their neighbour is put an end to with them ;
hatreds , suspicions , contentions , and sometimes strifes are the consequence .
In the course of this dispute , as in others in which he was involved , he displayed
more zeal than charity or prudence ; particularly when in the height of his
resentment against the favourers of Origen , he sent word to the Empress
Indeed it often happens , that works of charity and mercy give occasion for pomp
and pride . In whatever condition we are , then , we have need to put on humility :
In prosperity ( that is , when we abound in temporal or spiritual riches ) , lest we ...
... but with a peaceful and meek mind , that is , from a zeal for righteousness , and
a desire for the amendment of our neighbour : for it is better to lose any thing of
this world , than to make a wreck of our patience and Christian charity . On the ...
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