Sincerity is a Christian virtue of the highest order; we could not be good Christians if we did not live it with all its consequences. Sincerity with ourselves leads us to acknowledge our faults without any pretense and without seeking false excuses. Sincerity puts us on our guard against ‘fabricating’ the truth, or pretending that what suits us is true, like those who try to deceive themselves by saying that ‘for them’ something forbidden by God’s law is not a sin. Subjectivity, our passions, lukewarmness, can all contribute towards our not being sincere with ourselves. The person who does not live this radical sincerely easily deforms his conscience and falls victim to interior blindness as regards the things of God. ~Fr. Francis Fernandez

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