Sunday, May 10, 2009

Certain Death

Mathois used to say that a brother came and told him that the slanderer was worse than the fornicator. Mathois replied, "This is a hard saying."

Then the brother said to him, "What do you think about the matter?"

Mathois said, "Slander is bad, but it can be cured quickly; the slanderer can do penance and say, 'I have spoken wrongly,' and it is over. But lust is certain death."

~~From the illustration, Punishing the Lustful. Punishment in Hell for the deadly sin of lust is to be smothered in fire and brimstone.

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