Wednesday, May 8, 2013

QUOTATION: Meditating Hell

St. Thomas Aquinas
Indeed, he who during this life frequently descends into hell by thinking of it, will not easily fall into hell at death; for such meditation keeps one from sin, and draws one out of it. We see how men of this world guard themselves against wrongdoing because of the temporal punishment; but with how much more care ought they avoid the punishment of hell which far exceeds all else in its duration, its severity, and its varied nature!

--St. Thomas Aquinas, The Catechetical Instruction of St. Thomas Aquinas