Some persons think we receive no divine aid to avoid sins, since free choice of the will has been granted to our nature. Hence, according to them, it is not necessary to pray that we may not enter into temptation.
Their opinion is a harmful error, contrary and prejudicial to our salvation, which is in Christ.
- On Merit and Forgiveness 2
Prayer. My faith, O Lord, which Thou gave me through the humanity of Thy Son, calls upon Thee.
- Confessions 1, 1
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas