Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
When the Head and members are despised, then the whole Christ is despised, for the whole Christ, Head and body, is that just man against whom deceitful lips speak iniquity (Ps. 30: 19). (p. 425).
We are He, since we are His body and since He was made man in order to be our Head. (p. 432).
In this one man, the whole Church has been assumed by the Word. (p. 434).