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Attitude

In conversion, attitude is more important than actions. What is our attitude toward fasting, prayer, penance, alms giving? Do we perform these things because it is just to do so or because we want others to see how holy we are? Embracing conversion because you think it's what others want you to do or because you think it will give you good friends is not conversion at all, although it is a step in that direction. At least you have found something that is a better way of living than you have lived before. This is entry into conversion. If you stay true to your resolve, over months your attitude may change and you may actually find yourself embracing virtue for the sake of God and not for any human motive. When you get to that point, you will have embarked upon the conversion journey.

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