For many of us, growing up Catholic may have led to some confusing conclusions when it comes to our emotions. Prevailing wisdom was often this: If you do something good that you really don’t want to do, but do it anyway, there is more merit in that.
Hmmmm…does this square with Scripture? It sounds almost good on the surface. After all, shouldn’t we be overcoming our fallen nature through will power? Well, yes, sometimes. But that’s only a starting point.