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Because the human heart is broken, an essential part of Christian spirituality is the process of “killing” desires. Some desires need to be healed. But some simply need to be killed. There are three steps to confront our temptations and evil desires: confess, cut,
Our call is to nurture the higher desires, and a central way this happens is through the cultivation of habits that shape those desires. Our habits
and our souls go hand in hand. There is an intimate relationship between our habits and our desires.
The call to Christ is not merely to do good. Rather, it is to be formed into the kind of people who do good supernaturally as a result of the Spirit’s transformative power. Altruism without transformation is not salvific.